Why you shouldn't give racists a warning 

1. It sends the message "It's okay to do this, you'll just get a warning"

2. Allowing them to continue on your instance tells the people they harassed that now it's on *them* to figure out how to share the space with the harasser

3. It allows racists to push the limits of how racist they can get

4. If you let them get away with a certain level of "warnable" racism before, it opens you up to accusations of hypocrisy if you try to crack down on it later

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Why you shouldn't give racists a warning 

5. So often harassers will do their harassment publicly, and then when warned, "make amends" privately; fuck that

6. You are optimizing the space you have created for white people's moral education, not for black people's safety

Why you shouldn't give racists a warning 

@bgcarlisle 💯 It is entirely reasonable to expect white members of your community to have educated themselves already, and it is entirely reasonable to exclude them if they don't meet that baseline. Not every space on the internet needs to be white supremacy rehab.

Why you shouldn't give racists a warning 

@ellotheth Right? It's the hand-wringey "But then where will we learn?" that gets me. "Literally every other space in the world is designed to cater to your fragility. You'll be okay."

Why you shouldn't give racists a warning 

@bgcarlisle
100%

Also you're demanding free labour (providing education) from anti-racists

Why you shouldn't give racists a warning 

@bgcarlisle

7. they might move and compromise your sighting

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