Theorizing Race And Racism on The Web

From sociologist Jessie Daniels (CUNY Hunter), a presentation that focuses on race and racism in the digital sphere. In it, she traces a history of the web wherein individuals were at once hopeful about the web’s potential to become a deracialized space–one that could be truly color-blind. It would not take long for this optimism to be squashed. It was quickly realized that the web would serve as yet another platform for the production and reproduction of racial domination, as she provides several examples below.

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