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  1. Jul 2019
    1. If isolation and shame is the driver for people joining these types of groups,

      Even "racists" need help sometimes, sometimes that need for help is the reason they act out in racist ways (this is not an excuse just a though about on how to stop racist behaviors which McAleer talks about in his own writing).

    2. she believed, was an effective way to make people think twice about being so bold with their racism.

      This does sound like a form of public shaming, to prevent an undesired behavior, but it could go so wrong. Like the prof from earlier in the article, but when there is no law citizens tend to take it into their own hands.

  2. Jun 2019
    1. And in spite of the ADL’s report that white supremacists were responsible for 78 percent of extremist murders in 2018,

      In high school I took a forensic class and the teacher came right out and said "you're more likely to be killed by someone of your own race", and "if you're going to be killed by a serial killer or mass shooter, that person will probably be a white man then a Muslim extremist." On face value these statistics seem to support her hypothesis (which I don't doubt was based in fact, but we'll find out).

    1. Scan the stories. If you want to be hypervigilant, scan for sources you recognize, and consider sharing one of the stories featuring original reporting instead of the tweet.

      You know a lot, don't doubt your knowledge, you know a lot of good and valid sources, use your brain. Check the receipts!