@unsuspicious Dealing with hate online is the same dealing with hate in one's everyday life.
Either you give space for it to live, or you don't.
In the particular type of intolerance we see in most online spaces, it generally orignates in social groups that identify as white.
Ergo, white people are in the best position to stem the growth of hate, but usually choose not too for whatever reason.
Which enables said hate to continue.
I want to say I get the best results challenging bigots when the victims aren't in the space. It tells the bigots that my opposition is not performative, that their attitudes really are unacceptable even in private.
I *want* to say that.
But all I really know is that they stop doing it around *me.*
When hordes of non-victims challenge them, they stop doing it around everyone.
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