I've been in verbal and physical fights with bigot and racists on multiple occasions. I know it when I see it. I am an expert in recognizing hate. PHD level.
A lot of white people's idea of civility and objectivity is based around assuming people have good intentions.
And as a dude that has had to dodge bats before, this is fucking false.
There are bad people on the fediverse. There are people that only want to cause harm.
And I will deal with them as I see fit. Fuck you if that offends you.