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Racism 2.0: How the Internet Reminds Us Things Ain’t Changed

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By Diamond 10:28 am May 27, 2015 By Jay Dodd Earlier this week, Arrogant Internet White Man #456 or Chuck C. Johnson used Twitter to fundraise a “taking out” of community organizer and movement curator Deray McKesson. The threat spread quick and many mobilized to hold Twitter accountable for allowing such threats. While Black Twitter […]

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Study: Social Media Preferences Vary By Race and Ethnicity

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By Diamond 9:00 am February 5, 2015 From Pew Research: Latinos, blacks and whites use social media networks about equally, but there are some differences in their preferences for specific social media sites. For example, Instagram is more popular among Latinos while Pinterest is more popular among whites, according to a late 2014 Pew Research Center […]

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Head of state for Iran tweets support for #BlackLivesMatter movement


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm December 31, 2014 Iran’s head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly tweeted his support of the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have denounced the recent police killings of black people in America. A series of tweets came from Khamenei’s account that made clear references to the ongoing movement in the U.S. in […]

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Arrests made in #IAmJada rape case


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:39 am December 23, 2014 Two suspects have been charged in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in Texas who went public about the crime after discovering the attack on social media. The girl, known as Jada found out she had been sexually assault via the #JadaPose tag. 

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High school powder puff team poses for team photo, play game in blackface

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:45 pm November 20, 2014   A Missouri powder-puff football team is in trouble after  photos of members in blackface went viral. Apparently, Sullivan High’s girls’ squad also played the game in the offensive makeup. 

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Alabama school officials hire former FBI agent to spy on black students

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:53 pm November 3, 2014 Huntsville City Schools paid a former FBI agent $157,000 last year to investigate social media activity of public school students. The investigation led to the expulsion of 14 students last year. 12 were black. 

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Twitter campaign calls attention to mentally ill man brutally beaten by teens


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:12 pm September 8, 2014 A video showing a mentally ill man being physically attacked by a group of teenagers has gone viral. The video, which has been circulating around YouTube, sparked outrage in the form of a Twitter campaign, #JusticeforCoran, created in hopes of raising awareness of the crime. 

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Kansas City officer under review for Michael Brown Facebook post


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:20 am August 20, 2014 A Kansas City Police Department officer is facing an internal review after venting about the Michael Brown shooting on Facebook. Officer Marc Catron’s postings have garnered outrage on social media, due to his strong comments about Brown, who was fatally wounded by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson […]

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Mother arrested for helping son conduct ‘fire challenge’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:07 pm August 13, 2014 A Charlotte, North Carolina woman is facing charges after police say she helped her son set himself on fire in a stunt known as the “fire challenge.” The viral challenge shows individuals, mostly who are young, pouring alcohol or some other flammable liquid on their body while […]

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African Americans protest media portrayals of black victims with #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:57 pm August 11, 2014   In the wake of the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown, African-Americans have taken to Twitter to highlight how the media portrays blacks if they should become victims of police shootings.

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