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

Online Activism: A Failure or a Success?

Ana, your blog was well done and informative, and as Ashley mentioned, you broke down the introductory chapter really well. To answer your first discussion question, I was pretty young when the May Day Parade of 2006 occurred, but I am kind of surprise that this May Day was not as big or even bigger than 2006. This is an election year, and we do have a presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump, who started his campaign a year ago attacking Mexican immigrants and calling them "rapists" and "drug dealers;" I would assume that the May Day Parade would have been bigger this year. Sadly, that was not the case.
To answer your third question, which is also a response to my title, is the Bernie Sanders movement. The hashtag #feelthebern has become a catchphrase in the Sander's campaign and reading his tweets and hearing his speeches in his rallies, it made more care more about the political process. The Sanders' campaign inspire me to phonebank, go to rallies, go to some protests, the most recent one I went to was the #OccupyCNN, in which we protested in front of the CNN building on Sunset Blvd about their bias and their lack of coverage of the Sanders' campaign. In this case, online activism did work. Other times, it does not, which is evident in the Kony 2012 online campaign to arrest Ugandan Joseph Kony for the war crimes he committed. That was a failure and it was soon forgotten.

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