Volunteer Amy Melin (left) volunteers with White Nonsense Roundup, founded by Terri Kempton and Layla Tromble

These are your white allies on Facebook

Updated 9:27 AM ET, Wed December 6, 2017

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(CNN)Social media conversations on race typically take one of two routes.

The first, and the one less traveled, leads to a thoughtful, fact-driven exchange of ideas. The second (more popular) route leads to bitter back-and-forth filled with tired stereotypes or racially inflammatory barbs.
November 15th, 2016
When did our tolerance stop be tolerant? When did we stoop to level of name calling our name callers? When did we decide to tell 70 year old people of faith they have no voice? If we represent the tolerance of the world we need to be tolerant. To everyone. Until we let go of our own biases we cannot expect anyone else to do the same. Both sides of this electorate disgusts me. Meditate.
I'm a volunteer for a group called White Nonsense Roundup. Who told 70-year-old people of faith that they had no voice? Nobody has said that. Donald Trump wants to approve to an important position in the Whte House a man who has compared feminism to cancer and whose website has done more to normalize racism in this country than any other website on the Internet. The Southern Poverty Law Ceter has received as many reports of hate crimes against Afrian-Americans, Muslims, members of the LGBTQ community and women since the election as it usually receives in six months. How is that 'both sides of this electorate' being disgusting?

Facebook exchange between a user and a White Nonsense volunteer.

But now, when discussion swerves in the second direction, there's a group of white allies prepared to do the rerouting.
White Nonsense Roundup is a social media watchdog group with about 100 white volunteers. Its goal: to relieve people of color from the emotional labor of engaging with a person's racist or racially insensitive thoughts.
Say, a person of color makes a post about Black Lives Matter. Then others respond with ignorant or offensive comments. That person can tag