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[–] Lumidaub 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

This is one of the few places that won't shut them up. I hate it and I'm getting fed up with Voat in general, but I have no idea what to do about it.

Sorry, can't change your view.

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[–] Charlie_Prime 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Show the racists how their views are irrational, unwarranted, and wrong.

Are you unable to demonstrate the irrationality of their views?

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[–] magnetismen 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I think the issue here is that, and I will use /v/news as an example, many of the comments are on the level of "why would you ever let brown people in to your country?" or "this is what you get with 'multiculutarlism' and all the other lies the leftists will try and shove down your throat". It doesn't really provide any basis for any discussion.

I would agree with you that the best way forward is to show them how the view is unwarranted, but I also understand the lack of motivation from OP when you see many comments like that.

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[–] ScholarlyVirtue ago 

How often does "proving that someone's views are irrational" on the internet actually change people's posting habits?

People rarely change their views. I don't think people with racist views - despite being bombarded by "racism is bad, m'kay?" in our culture - are more likely to do so.

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[–] umpaloompa ago 

Hey, I see you violated rule 1 of the comment rules. I will let this up as the thread would need to get more traction, but please, if you can't refute the arguments of OP please do not spam the thread. Vent your frustration on /v/whatever or something similar. Thanks.

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[–] Lumidaub 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Huh. I see what you're saying. Sorry, won't happen again.