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Cards Against Humanity sent its only black writer to a mental institution for speaking about racism

  • Unsurprisingly, the majority of the white staff wanted the n-word in the game, Nicholas Carter was not okay with that.

  • He asked one of the co-founders, Max Temkin, about it - How did it happen? Instead, Temkin told the head writers to fire him.

  • They were surprised at his attitude change (being positive, having money, being outspoken), and so they committed him to a mental institution out of 'concern'.

  • The psychiatrist said he was being 'delusional', and would not release him until he agreed that yes, he was only imagining the racism.

  • Head writers Jo Feldman, Julia Weiss talked with COO Nick Markos a week after Nicholas was let out. They pretended they didn't know where he was.

  • The three told Nicolas he could return to Cards if he signed, essentially, an NDA and would 'confirm to behavioral requirements' because he had 'affected the energy of the room'. He did not sign, hence this article.

  • Nicolas was about to give his resignation. Weiss would beg him not to quit, saying the culture could change, and he withdrew it.

  • The three then fired him on a call later, claiming he quit on his own free will.

  • says "Only the most docile, loyal supporters of the company are promoted into positions of power." Which is unsurprising.

  • Honestly the entire tale is why I don't trust startups, and why white liberals are not automatically our friends.

  • The CAD team released a statement rebuffing a lot of statements in an article by a banned source. One of the aspects listed is "But we didn't SPELL OUT the n-word!"

  • Max Temkin has stepped down.


I hope this can be posted bc it's horrendous. Burn your CAH cards and play apples to apple.

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I used to play sometimes in a room someone from ONTD would set up. It was fun to get to know fellow ONTDers. This was years ago. I haven't thought of the game since.

And I just remembered that. Wow, that was forever ago!
That's how I knew about it. Someone would always take out the racial cards, and there were still enough to play with.
I didn't realize someone took out the cards referring to race. I remember there still being some offensive ones but nothing like the n word. Makes sense now.
I probably played with you at some point! Someone used to set them up in the FFAF and I would go and play a couple of rounds (and always lose).
yeah I remember I played a few times here! never played the physical card game before tho
glad you brought this up bc same! i used to play it online a lot with friends but we always used certain card “sets” that mostly included our interests and sometimes ones we made ourselves, so i feel we were all oblivious of what the base game actually was like


2 months ago

omg thanks for posting OP i was planning to get to it this afternoon
what the FUCK
What the fuck!!
How is this even possible?
This poor man, I hope he gets his justice!
this is beyond terrifying and bizarre and the fact that it really happened is mind-boggling holy shit
This is awful. I haven't played this since college, but I'm never playing again. I hope that they get called out for this every time they do some performative liberal PR nonsense.
What the hell
This is some next-level Victorian-era shit. He acted happier and drank a single beer, so that = mental breakdown??? That is truly insidious. I knew the stand-up comedy world was trash, but this is another level.

my parents told me I had to be better than the white boys to compete, she told me that was preposterous.

wha-- I'm white as hell and I'm familiar with the "work twice as hard to get half as far" concept (and not just from Scandal). What kind of fucking adult medical professional not only doesn't know that, but think it's tantamount to a delusion?? How many people were complicit in this giant bag of bullshit?!

(lol yes @ the Lorne and Che comments as well, they're terrible and need to be called out as such. Looking forward to Che's butthurt IG story about this.)
yeah that psychiatrist needs to be fucking fired too
And lose her license.
Excuse me, what??!
I refuse to believe that it would be legal for your work to institutionalize you. Anyway fuck these people.
Trash ass company and Illinois Masonic (and a lot of its clientele) are known to be trash. None of this surprises me.
what the fucking fuck???

he should sue these fuckers to oblivion.
this is fucking horrifying


June 29 2020, 01:22:27 UTC 2 months ago Edited:  June 29 2020, 01:23:34 UTC

now i'm glad i never actually paid money for the game when i grabbed it from a pay what you want booth they had at a con. i can't even form words right now, i'm so disgusted and sick.

ALSO take that psychiatrist's licence away (and anyone else who was worked there and was complicit in holding him there!).
It’s not talked about enough how much of an effect workplace toxicity can have on someone without realizing it, Nicolas having another part time job that was healthy and not toxic actually improved his quality of mental health and the CAH assholes took that and used it against him??? Duck them all
Yeah honestly, this is true. I've worked in some pretty toxic places where I felt like people took things out on me because I was a part timer. I would walk in and everyone would be engaged in a whisper party, lots of gaslighting bullshit, people presuming what I'm thinking, etc etc. I really wish that so many workplaces would be under stricter guidelines so if you didn't feel safe you can report them, but because the majority of states in the US operate under at-will employment laws, there isn't much that can be done.
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