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7 Ways to Deal with a Blatant Racist

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Document and Threaten Them

Whether it’s a video, a collection of emails or tweets, or any documentation of the incident, evidence that exposes the racist person can be used against them in the court of public opinion.  This is especially useful for online racists.

When a Twitter user racially abused one particular person of color, he hunted down the man’s business name, street address and phone number and took screenshots of the troll’s tweets. Then he sent the man a message, threatening to send all that information to his local newspaper. The troll went quiet.

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Don’t Get Triggered, React Calmly

Racists want to push your button to get you angry. Don’t give them the pleasure. Know that resorting to violence, while it may bring temporary pleasure, is an extremely short-term solution. But surely you must convey your disapproval or discomfort with what has just happened. Perhaps one way to do so is question their use of the words or action so you can gauge their intent: “Why do you say/do that?”

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3 thoughts on “7 Ways to Deal with a Blatant Racist

  1. Farntella Graham says:

    so what sanctions for the racist?

  2. Sundiata Keita says:

    1) leave them where they stand so they can never do it again.

  3. Many of my happiest moments have occurred in the presence os so called "racists".
    I don't actually even acknowledge the word, racist, or the term "supremacy".
    What I always do is acknowledge particular behaviours… There are many attempts to hide or make excuses for "racism" or so called "supremist" behavior. Nothing excuses bad behavior, which is why I have sucha great time confronting so called racists.

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