Online Hate: Unfriend or Speak Up?


In September 2011 we noticed an article published online through the Teaching Tolerance webpage. This article by Jill E. Thomas explores whether to “delete or discuss” when strong or hateful opinions are expressed on websites like Facebook. Have any of you experienced similar encounters where you had to think twice about what to do? Is deleting, ignoring or responding to a hateful online comment the best way to react?  Is it simliar to a face-to-face experience of witnessing discrimination?  Click “leave a reply” below to share your thoughts.

Thomas, Jill E., Online Hate:Unfriend or Speak Up, Sept. 2011

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