This is quite Facebook specific, but can be used in other formats of conversation too, whether that’s in person or on other forms of social media.
If you see a conversation going on and you’re not needed, don’t comment. There are SO many posts i’ve seen that have been outwardly racist, or misinformed, or distracting from the BLM movement and my initial reaction is to comment. But if there’s already a conversation going on, i’ll save my energy because i’m just not needed!
I do always read them, because it helps me to see what the original poster actually MEANT by their post which in turn has improved my tolerance level, or at least my ability to NOT jump down people’s throats when I see similar posts!
You’d probably be surprised at the amount of times a post you see and are angered or offended by, actually WASN’T meant that way, and we won’t really know until we ask. If someone has already asked and it has already been answered, great. Sometimes i’ve found examples like this handy to screenshot and share so other people are aware of how THEIR posts might be coming across, for example when people share fake news.
Of course there are a high amount of posts that just genuinely ARE posted with racist intentions and that’s slightly different, but again, if someone has already pulled them up on it then you may not need to comment too. By all means show your disagreement by reacting with an ‘angry face’ react, or show your support to the person who has commented to show THEIR disagreement by ‘liking’ their comments, but save your energy getting dragged into conversations that have already been had.
Reminder: this is my opinion, i’m not trying to tell you what you can and can’t/should and shouldn’t comment on, just telling you how I save MY energy for better educational posts.