Jun 15, 2020

Cherry Wilson: Should I remove or reply to my racist Facebook friend?

We probably all have that one friend on Facebook - who has exposed themselves recently as being racist. "I don't think you'll feel very good after repeatedly engaging with people doing very racist things, you will probably feel worse." So I've asked other people what they've done when they've come across racist and ignorant posts. Dr West says if you reply to people's posts, don't expect them to suddenly stop being racist. "We have to bear in mind we're going to come up against a lot of resistance unless we can soothe the fears of people who think equality for people of colour somehow takes something away from them - and of course it doesn't."

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