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Bullying The Bullies

TechCrunch

Humans haven’t quite gotten the hang of human rights, let alone social media. Combined ignorance of the two leads people to spew hate from the safety of an Internet connection, writing their bigotry into the public record.

Now these moments are being put display for public shaming by a Tumblr seeking justice against racists. It’s a form of cybervigilantism. But is there a more effective, and compassionate way of stopping racism?

Disclaimer: Some of these post contain highly offensive langauge

Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 9.54.21 PM Racist Twitter user gets suspended from work. Their Twitter account has been shut down.

On RacistsGettingFired.tumblr.com, sequences of screenshots show racist comments posted by people in response to the Michael Brown case, then other citizens reporting the commenters to their employers, and finally evidence that the commenters had been fired.

The site encourages people to track down where outspoken racists work and then post details of their hate speech to the…

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