The BBC News Magazine examines a difficult social question: how can you sensibly respond to a friend who makes a racist comment? While the article was inspired by a UK-centric media scandal, the issue it raises is one that has relevance across the globe. One possible tactic the article doesn’t examine is using an anonymous webapp like previously mentioned NiceCritic or Whisper Bot to call out your friend on their behaviour, but that’s still an imperfect solution in many contexts. Got a better way to handle this social minefield? Share it in the comments.
How Can You Respond To A Racist Friend?
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Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He is based in Sydney but spends a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. In 2011, he won the IT Journo Award For Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Consensus IT Writers Award for Best Technical Writer for his work on Lifehacker; about time too.