A new website has been launched in order to anonymously expose alleged “racists” to the mobs of the internet.
The site, called Hello Racist!, is designed so in order to “expose racism, fight ignorance and be the place where people of all races, religion, and political beliefs can share their stories.”
Users who see a racist post on social media can upload a screenshot or link to the website, where people can consequently rate the level of racism and exposed and leave a comment to express their thoughts.
Talking to the Huffington Post, the founder, who wished to remain anonymous, said that “there are still so many people and segments of society who are still stuck in a place where, for whatever reason, be it hate, ignorance, how they were raised, where they live, etc., racism is still acceptable behavior.”
“It’s still systematically a part of some people’s cultures, lives, and mindset,” they said, adding that the culprits must be “confronted with their actions.”
When asked if the method would lead to effective change in people’s attitude, they said that people would become “ashamed and embarrassed,” but would ultimately “learn not to do it again.”
The founder said they wished to remain anonymous due to credible threats of violence and the threatening legal action.