The outbreak of hostile racist hate speech in tweets recently has given me more food for thought about what I said on the two-edged sword. I am working through Eubsebius McKeiser’s excellent book “Run racist run” to try to understand these issues better.
In listening to family and friends discussing the topic it’s clear the general feeling is that Penny, Justin and Chris are guilty of racist remarks and the apologies were poor. (Chris is not racist but nevertheless guilty if for no other reason than he should know better than to utter remarks in a manner that is potentially explosive. We all often hit the send button a bit too soon) .
But hearing these discussions and viewing tweets, showed some empathy exists for the guilty. Why? Continue reading In Mitigation of guilty hate-speech practitioners