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Our View: Racist comments have no place

 

April 1, 2022



It was the Snapchat heard around the world, or at least the part of the globe where most of our readers live and work.

A tossed off conversation between teenage boys on social media, packed with racist comments that they apparently thought were somehow cool, or funny.

They were neither. They were appalling.

But anyone who sent messages threatening to harm the boys should also be ashamed. Threatening the writers isn’t going to make them better people … and that’s the goal, isn’t it?

In some cases — i.e., a Facebook conversation between adults we observed — it seemed that racism...



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