The hacker group “Anonymous” is releasing named of people they claim are in the Ku Klux Klan. There is a list circulating around that purports to be a partial excerpt from the larger group of names. Included in this list are names, addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information of some members of the Virginia Flaggers along with similar information for the West Florida Flagger.
If studying history has taught me one thing, it’s taught me not to accept a claim without evidence. Just because an anonymous list on the internet has these names on it doesn’t mean these people are members of the KKK. Additionally, I think it’s just wrong to put personal information about people on the internet. That’s why I’m not going to provide a link to the list.
While I applaud the goal of depriving actual members of the KKK of their anonymity, it seems to me the best course of action would be to provide name, city, and state along with the primary source evidence that shows the KKK connection. I think whoever put this list up has not helped matters any. Putting personal information on people out there is especially a foul.