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You Can’t Oppose Hate by “Opposing Hate”

What is the most effective way to “oppose hate”?  What should we do when someone makes a comment that we experience as racist, sexist, homophobic or ethnocentric?  Do we ignore it in order to get along?  Do we confront the person?  If so, how? When we ignore remarks we experience as bigoted, we enable them.  However, while confronting our opponents …