CNET: Yes, You’re Racist: Twitter User Names Virginia Protesters

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan from around the United States attended a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to oppose the community’s removal of monuments associated with the losing Confederate side of the US Civil War. Local counter-protesters opposing the extremists were attacked by a speeding vehicle with one woman killed. White supremacists are belligerent about the country’s increasing multicultural and diverse profile so visible on the nation’s college campuses. Communities and citizens from around the country urge removal of monuments and symbols that reflect cruel and divided societies and search for adequate responses to the far-right extremism taking hold among insecure young adults. “A Twitter account called Yes, You're Racist has been naming and shaming white supremacists who over the weekend protested a decision by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee,” reports Daniel Van Boom for CNET. The Twitter account asks 270,000 followers to gather photographs, names and biographical details of those attending the rally. The site has so far identified at least nine protesters, including one man fired from his job. Website providers like Go Daddy also issuing warnings and deadlines to remove objectionable content, contending that hate speech and violence won’t be tolerated. - YaleGlobal

CNET: Yes, You're Racist: Twitter User Names Virginia Protesters

Twitter account “Yes, You’re Racist” collects photos to shame extremists attending a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that turned violent
Daniel Van Boom
Monday, August 14, 2017

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Daniel Van Boom is CNET Sydney’s Asia news editor.

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