3174442 Cherry Wilson: Should I remove or reply to my racist Facebook friend?
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I delete a friend or reply to your posts?
I guess We all have that one friend on Facebook - exposed to anyone who has the recently as a racist.
to Me is someone I know from where I grew up.
I'm Usually scroll past your Status slagging of your ex or her results from a Facebook quiz.
But with the focus on, and The Debate over the elimination, You moved, to the publication of casually racist things.
I don't know, You think it's a great thing - it's just banter don't take it too seriously.
But when I see stuff like that it stings.
It reminds me of all the racist names is easy, I have already mentioned, all of which has been as often asked I, "Where are You ?" (England)
"no, where are You from?" (Oh, my, why have this color skin? )
It reminds me of The Time me and My Sister couldn't get into a London club, because they wanted a "European people" (code for white), and all of The Times that people think it is okay to touch my curly hair (I'm not a pet).
racism is More Than just someone the "N-word".
I don't know if I have the energy to reply to this person's posts, But if I don't speak, I just let off The Hook ?
Cherry Wilson is a proud North light, who recently moved Back To Stockport, Greater Manchester , where she grew up.
You studied journalism in Sheffield and was studying to be The First in your family.
her passion is telling the stories of The People and communities, the behind-the-headlines exploration of the issues that are important to You .
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I decided that I should Do Something . But the necessary advice on, whether You are on the unfriend button or the reply button.
social psychologist Dr Keon West says, it depends on what You are trying to achieve.
"If You try to just protect your Mental Health , I would say, You need to approach that person.
"I don't think You 'll have a Very Good feeling to again and again, to do with people very racist things, You are likely to feel even worse. "
But if You 're hoping things, are less racist, or more compassionate, You should hit that reply button.
"If You try to remember, the Other People who don't allow social norms, this type of behavior, then I would say You should be with this person and have a conversation with You .
"Even if it does not change your opinion, it could You a different feeling of what is considered acceptable. "
If I were to answer would change the question of the contributions of the person that I know, I was just wondering if for something.
I can just hear You Now You 're "just playing The Race card. "
So I asked Other People what they have done, if You have come across racist and ignorant posts.
"I have definitely started to reply to comments, But it was bad," Alisha Standing, with 27, I was told.
"Someone told me I deserve to be raped, to explain as I've tried, why it is important that Black Lives matter has its own voice vs All life-no Matter.
"Then I just decided to delete and block people. It actually scarred me a bit, to be Honest . " Njambi says she sends out an informative article to people, the publication of racist views on Social Media
the comedian and author Njambi McGrath took The Time to reply to A Man You as a racist, even if it's sometimes "exhausting".
But she believes that through the sharing of their thoughts could be him thinking about how Other People feel.
"If he goes home That Day , and even if he is going to hold the same view, on the back of his mind he will know that someone has raised a point.
"He's not as ignorant as he was before I engaged with him. "
Kasia Williams says Her Husband has experienced racism, so that she feels that it is important for You , if she sees it on Facebook .
"I can't be silent and ignore it. A lot of people heard and said, "thank You for sharing your knowledge,' and went to the other to educate, and I think this is important.
"But , unfortunately, there are Some People who don't want to hear, and I started to feel like it was a waste of time. "
Dr. West says, if You expect a response for The People in the posts, that You suddenly stop, racist.
"If You with the argument, with You on The Internet , there are less prejudices, says research, will probably not think. But You can't be conscious, appreciate Other People , their behavior.
"There are ways to educate people, But they still take time, and usually do not take The Format of a screaming match on The Internet . "
Matthew Collins, head of intelligence at the anti-racism charity hope Not hate, says a lot of racism and bigotry comes from fear and a lack of understanding.
He calls it the "what-about-ery" - Meaning "what's up with me?"
"You see Black Lives matter, and the two things that You say, 'Why should they not also get something that I have?' and that You do not understand the concept.
"You have a real fear that what little they have, they have something to lose by it. "
Matthew's view of society, there is a need for strong leadership, the Problem of Some People make the fears around race equality, to tangible progress.
"We need to keep in mind, we encounter a lot of resistance, unless we calm the fears of people who believe in equal rights for people of color kind of takes something away from them - and it, of course. "
Having looked again on the Facebook page of the person that I know of, one of their latest contributions to The Mick taking out of the black men.
I can't help But roll my Eyes , I'm tired of it all. On that unfriend button.
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