Racism & Technology on College Campuses: Unmasking Racism & Digital Resistance

  • Starts: 3:30 pm on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
  • Ends: 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

How does technology shape the way students of color experience and respond to racism? Expressions of racism in the post-Civil Rights Era are expected to be more covert than overt and more unconscious than conscious. But some Internet-based communication takes place in technological contexts that are not bound by the same norms as face-to-face interactions, and can structure more explicit presentations of racist ideologies. In this presentation Dr. Eschmann uses in-depth interviews with students of color to first explore the changing expressions of racism in online spaces, and then highlight the ways online communication can structure distinct responses to racism on college campuses.

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