White Screen/White Noise: Racism on the Internet

Rebecca Martin, Heather McCann, Myrna E Morales, Stacie M. Williams

Abstract


The Internet is critical for disseminating information, but it does not discriminate against information it carries. Hate speech and racist representations proliferate in social media, online news comment sections and community forums. What can information workers do to counteract those messages? How can critical race consciousness enhance on- and off-line library services? This article attempts to explore how information in the age of rapid technology innovation contributes to structural racism and what librarians and other information professionals can do about it.


Keywords


Racism and Librarianship; Critical Race Information Theory; Race and Technology; Digital Race Literacy

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