Race and the Digital: Racial Formation and 21st Century Technologies

Beyond the hashtag

As Ana mentioned, our conversation last week in class was very insightful and it made me think of some of the limitations of online activism and what can be done to make online posts and hashtags resonate with people more. As I noted in class, I think online activism has to go beyond just a hashtag. Although it's great to see hashtags spread information and awareness on certain issues across multiple platforms, online activism should not stop there. Along with hashtags should be links and information on how individuals can get more involved in taking action in the real world.

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