In this post on Jezebel.com, they discuss the abundance of racist tweet that were posted in the Twitter-sphere on Election night. The employees of the website collected a large number of student’s information from their public Twitter accounts, and proceeded to contact these student’s schools. Although, they didn’t get a hold of all of the schools, many of these Twitter accounts were closed.
On Wednesday after the election, I was surprised by how many new stories there were about racist social networking going on during election night. Although I am fully aware that racism still exists, I thought that we had grown as a society since the 1960’s. I was sorely misinformed. I wonder though, do you think that shaming these individuals will really make a difference in their opinion, or if it will make them rethink their racism? I don’t know how effective of a method I believe this is? How do you think these individuals should be addressed?