While Donald Trump has been slow to call out and condemn the actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville last weekend, others are taking a stand against the hateful racists.
A Twitter account called @YesYoureRacist has been circulating photographs of racists who were at the rally while one of them, Cole White has been fired from his job at Berkeley’s Top Dog restaurant.
The naming and shaming of these despicable racists has also seen action being taken online against neo-Nazi websites such as The Daily Stormer, which posted a shocking item attacking Heather Hever, who was killed on Saturday when white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of peaceful counter-protestors. The site has been told they have 24-hours to remove the post, titled “Heather Heyer: Woman Killed in Road Rage Incident was a Fat, Childless 32-Year-Old Slut.” While The Daily Stormer is trying to claim that they were hacked by Anonymous, one of the Twitter accounts associated with online group has denied that they were behind the post.
Anonymous have responded by saying that they will shut down The Daily Stormer, who have themselves responded by asking readers to donate money so they can fight the “Jewish Terrorists” who want to shut them down.
It is all rather bleak, but let’s not ignore this and instead stand together to fight back against the hatred being touted by these white supremacists.
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