“Many people say they’re not sure of the appropriate response, but silence is as bad as approval.”
A video was posted to Facebook by the page VideoRev highlighting the rising case of racism after ‘Brexit’. The video outlines five ways to disrupt racism and takes more of an active stance in showing disapproval towards public racist acts.
The five ways are as follows;
- Don’t be a bystander.
- Film it and report it.
- Stick around for the victim.
- Tackle the culture of racism.
- Actively fight racism.
Although the intention is completely viable, it can be seen to be a reason to be a social justice warrior and can even cause more bad than good (think Cronulla riots).
From the perspective of sexual racism and the dating app scene, racist behaviour is idiocy, fighting idiocy behind a screen would more than likely do nothing and can lead to bigger arguments with no end in sight.
We, over at Think With Your Dick are on the fence about this one. Number two and three would be the most beneficial in fighting racism.
I guess what we’re trying to say is that you can’t fight fire with fire. Tell us what you think in the comments.