This culture of telling people to 'just walk away and they'll stop' when someone is being harassed needs to cease.
I am not responsible for someone's bigotry. I am not responsible to defuse confrontations I didn't not start.
As we've seen many times today, toxic behavior is not going to go way just because you ignore it.
They're just going to harass someone else.
We need to deal with the root, not the symptom.