How to Stop Racist Tone Policing Online

Correcting language instead of responding to an argument reflects a much deeper hierarchy of superiority

Serena Williams with tournament referee Brian Earley at the 2018 US Open Tennis Tournament on September 8th, 2018 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. Photo: Tim Clayton/Corbis Sport/Getty Images

The problem with tone policing

Tone policing sets up a system wherein certain arguments are considered more valid simply because they align with the rules of the dominant group in a space.

How to avoid tone policing

Ways technology could help

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