the thing I said to selfagency in 2018 about why talking to racists to try to convert them is not a tenable policy is resonant this afternoon, imo

tl;dr: "engaging in open dialog" with racists in the hopes that you can change their mind is a useless exercise when instead you could be helping people under the boot of racists

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