Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

A new “form” of racism

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I was reading an article online earlier and it was talking about how some people do not believe that racism still exists and that some people believe it has taken on a new form. The author said that racism has gone “online”. They argue (for the most part) that people do not outright say racial remarks or act racist but they do so “behind their computer screens.” Blogging and tweeting have become a huge part of American culture.  An example would be the incident with Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the Video Awards- after the awards people posted horribly racist blogs and statuses about Kayne. I dont think what he did was right but for people to turn it into a situation involving the color of his skin is not right. If people are going to have the nerve to say something prejudice or be discriminatory towards someone don’t post it all over the internet. No one cares to know what you think especially if it is hurtful to someone else.

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Written by rhenf1989

October 9, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. It’s not surprising to me at all that people will only express their racist views on the internet. It’s such a cowardly and hurtful thing to do. People don’t care if they’re deemed a racist in a chat room or twitter site, but if you were to interview them like Bonilla-Silva did in his book, I would bet their views would be highly sugar coated and suppressed to a certain extent.

    sranson08

    October 10, 2009 at 8:11 pm

  2. Racism has not “taken on a new form”. Just because people are making racist remarks via the internet, does not mean that racism has “gone online” and no longer persists in casual dialogue. I continue to hear racist remarks being spoken, and I do not anticipate this changing anytime soon.

    carlyeg

    October 14, 2009 at 12:17 am


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