As protests and racially charged incidents in public spaces have continued in cities and towns all over the country for centuries now, one thing has been made clear in the modern era.
If you take your racism public, the internet will eventually figure out who you are and make you infamous.
But an activist in Texas, Jessica Luther Rummel, recently turned “eventually” into “instantaneously” when she turned her Facebook Live camera onto a counter-protester cockily insisting she’ll never figure out who he is.
People identified him within literal seconds.
Rummel uploaded video of the encounter to her TikTok account.
@kali_ma_txDOXXED LIVE 🔥 Devouring Ku Klux Konfedweate Egos one small North Texas Town at a time. ##gamiesvilletx ##blm ##blmtx ##antifacist ##protest2020♬ original sound – kali_ma_tx
The video was taken by Rummel at a protest against Confederate statues in the town of Gainesville, Texas on July 1, 2020.
In the video, Rummel is heard talking to what she calls a “21st Century Klanboy” who she said was threatening people of color and allies protesting alongside them.
The man—later identified as Ronnie Horner Jr.—defiantly stares Rummel down as she narrates her video.
“He’s not gonna tell me his name. But that’s okay, we’ll figure it out.”
The man then says something that is difficult to hear, but Redditors in the PublicFreakout subReddit, where the video also appeared, identified the man’s words as:
“You won’t figure out who I am.”
That turns out to be a profoundly premature declaration.
As soon as the words leave his mouth, Rummel’s Facebook audience does just that.
“Oh you bet your a*s we will… Isn’t it Rodney?…”
“Rodney, isn’t that right? Look at that, you’re already famous!”
Horner tries to play it off, mockingly winking at the camera and staring her down.
But he becomes visibly uncomfortable as Rummel continues speaking.
“You’re gonna be real famous, just wait. I can wink too sweetheart…”
“You wanna stand out here and make threats big boy, does that make you feel good? Go ahead, make some more threats.”
Horner then turns from Rummel’s camera before he quickly hustles away.