If you're trying to deny that Reddit has a specific mood or feel, then I don't know what to tell you.
I think this is the main thing about this entire conversation. I should have vocalized my frustration with general blanket statements regarding the nature of internet boards so that it would have emphasized the point that I was trying to make, namely that of no single board barring maybe Stormfront being racist or intolerant by default. The negatives aren't created by the structure itself, so basically grouping all 4chan frequenters or redditors together as people who participate in something offensive by saying that those places they go to are racist or bad, whichever negative label you want to use, is annoying and offensive and shouldn't fly as is. That, I think, is the point most of us were trying to get at using examples that work against the generalizations.
Coby and you are right, credit where credit is due. The main subs do get bad more often than not, and that contributes to the whole clammy atmosphere and the "reddit is racist" feel that you can very easily get from there. I don't know whether it is so prevalent across the entirety of reddit that it constitutes a majority of the populace, but that's honestly nothing but a silly semantics argument. What matters is that browsing the biggest subs easily creates that picture that the site, i.e. the people using the site at any current time, are prevalently racist, which might or might not be true, but which absolutely is the feel that you get there.
But I think that's where I'm asking people to make the distinction, and where many other people bristle in frustration. It's not the site that also happens to include smaller communities that definitely aren't racist that is what's rotten to the core, it's the vocally racist people, be that a majority or a minority, that are, so lumping all the non-racist users together with them by saying that the whole site is bad is pretty unfair and counter-intuitive as far as surmounting segregation and racism goes.