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

Racism in Cyberspace

First of all, the blog was well done and the article about making your name sound white was humorous. To reply Ashley's post, I agree that racism in the Internet is not going anyway anytime soon. To go to the extreme, I don't think racism will never leave the Internet. Why? Because, it is so easy to be racist in cyberspace. The Internet has anonymity which makes it easier for a person to say racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. statements without anybody knowing who post it. Yes, you can take down their comments, but they could easily make a different account (if they get banned from the site) or post it somewhere else. The Internet could be a nasty place and I cannot find a solution that can fix this problem. So, would racism ever leave the Internet? I don't think so.

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