'White Nonsense Roundup' is here to take on racist Facebook posts. Image: white nonsense roundup/facebook "We’re in a time where intention is not enough," Kompton, a conservation biologist and book editor, told Mashable in a video interview this week. The two founders, who are white themselves, acknowledge they are part of a generation often raised to not see color. That's why the name of the group, WNR, makes sense. "We know we are going to make our fellow white folks uncomfortable sometimes in the conversations we’re having," said Tromble, a paint store manager, who sat with Kompton during the interview. The group writes in their own voice with some of their own content, but Kompton said many of their resources are created by people of color. Tromble said when called out "there are those folks who double down on their problematic language or flawed information. At times like Halloween, the group's efforts were called in often. This may be the first time family members are talking face-to-face since Donald Trump was elected. Image: white nonsense roundup Unlike a Facebook thread that WNR can jump in on, people are going to have to handle conversations about racism on their own.
When another #AllLivesMatter post goes up, the White Nonsense Roundup steps in.
After an increase of police violence toward black men that came to a head in July, Washington-based activists Terri Kompton and Layla Tromble realized they had to help out, even if it was just writing words on the internet.
That’s what prompted the duo behind the self-appointed social media task force, White Nonsense Roundup, to set up a service to come in and help break up online conversations — primariy on Facebook and Twitter — that are veering into racist territory.
“We’re in a time where intention is not enough,” Kompton, a conservation biologist and book editor, told Mashable in a video interview this week. “Silence is complacence.”
The two founders, who are white themselves, acknowledge they are part of a generation often raised to not see color. But instead of solving racial tensions, “it taught us to not talk about it or not how to talk about it,” Kompton said. That’s why the name of the group, WNR, makes sense. “Let’s call it what it is,” she added.
Talking about it all over the internet is the group’s small way of helping people of color who may be overwhelmed with handling these types of comments and online conversations — especially during this presidential campaign and election cycle where issues about race, nationality, religion, sexuality, gender and more have been brought up constantly.
“We know we are going…