MySpace and Facebook: How Racist Language Frames Social Media (and Why You Should Care)
(This post was written for Blogher and originally posted there.)
Every time I dare to talk about race or class and MySpace & Facebook in the same breath, a public explosion happens. This is the current state of things. Unfortunately, most folks who enter the fray prefer to reject the notion that race/class shape social media or that social media reflects bigoted attitudes than seriously address what’s at stake.