>hatred of clowns be solved not by telling the person repeatedly "clowns are okay they are fine look at these stats clowns do not kill people."
But you absolutely can teach an impressionable child to be terrified of clowns. It may make it hate clowns well into adulthood, especially since clowns are pretty rare nowadays.
>the problem is a stupid person doesn't learn, that's why they're stupid
All mammals can learn in some way. The stupid just need more consistent, forceful, simple messages. They learn from emotions, opinions, peer pressure, not from facts.
>the fact itself is not indoctrination
You can't share a fact alone. Language is inherently subjective and the highest degree of objectivity possible here is "we all agree that it's true".
Even if you could telepathically share facts directly, you could still share them in such a way that a person ends up with worldview more wrong than before, by filling in the gaps you intentionally left vague.
>I dropped my left-wing opinions pretty fast.
I had to interact with actual right-wingers to truly drop my right-wing opinions.
I live in a strongly right-wing country, so for two decades, my experiences were all one-sided, "history rewritten by the victor".
I only truly learned how much of it is bullshit when I randomly decided to troll right-wingers, by pretending my beliefs are opposite of what they are. Then I realized that many of my beliefs were stupid, not backed up by anything, at least in case of transgenders (I'm still a bit racist).
>well no, you're targeting them due to disproportionate amount of crime
Radical feminist analogy again: would you say that "woman only" neighborhoods are OK? That being denied a job purely because of your sex (when the job has nothing to do with it) is OK?
Men do more crime than women, pretty much everyone will agree.
>well then don't say death sentence
I said "social death sentence", but OK, it was ambiguous.
I heard of that, it's just that you can't guarantee experience.
Education does affect people heavily and it's the first chance many people get to learn about something. You can't "clone" Davis, but you can tell children that he existed.
Kinda relevant: pride parades were supposed to be something like this at first. Hate against gays is built almost entirely on ignorance and "otherness", so even just learning that gays exist and aren't the mythical hedonistic boogieman did a lot. Nowadays it's almost as corporate as christmas, but it still may work the same way.