How to Push Back Without Making Things Worse
"I think we are all guilty of it from time to time."
When you want to push back against hate online, you should assume that the person didn't mean to be hurtful. Criticizing or blaming them might make them get defensive, which can get in the way of changing how they act.
Even if you think that they are trying to be hurtful, it doesn't help to get angry at them. Instead, show that you don't think they're the kind of person who would express hateful thoughts.
"I think that sometimes they aren’t trying to be prejudiced, they just think it’s funny."
Nobody wants to be the one who takes a joke too seriously.
Whether you’re speaking out against hate, reporting it, or just showing you don’t agree, we all have the power to take a stand against hate online.