Campaign for outing bigots coming to a community near you?


Now this is clever. In a world so full of racists that you can’t walk down the street without tripping over a “likely suspect” (you can usually identify them by the creamy color of their skin), an enterprising group of activists in Brazil has devised a method for erasing all doubt.

Called Virtual Racism, Real Consequences, the group rents out billboards and emblazons them with larger-than-life screen grabs of racist messages on Facebook. And to make sure the racist responsible for a given post gets his just deserts, the billboards are localized — based on geolocation info from Facebook — and go up on the streets where the racist lives. Just supply your own noose and tree, and instant justice is served.

According to Opposing Views:

The group says its campaign isn’t designed to shame Facebook trolls — while the posts and content are reproduced on the billboards, the names of the posters are blurred out, and their avatars are heavily pixelated.

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