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tokenism

selective integration of a limited number of folks in order to point to the alleged end to segregation yet not a true representation of integration

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enlightened racism

Shift from Racism as ignorant & vicious to racism as “evidence-based” and willing to grant exceptions

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exceptionalism

acknowledging individual divergence from stereotype but still
believing in the stereotype

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cyberspace

a site of imagined community

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signifyin

linguistic practice; deploys figurative language, indirectness, doubleness, and wordplay as means of conveying multiple layers of meaning

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digital divide

race biased disparity in access to and expertise with digital culture in white vs nonwhite communities

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deficit model

focuses on what communities lack; this normalizes the white experience (as if there is only one) as the correct one, and those that differ are deficient in some way.
It presumes that there is a deficit to begin with
Certain skills being natural for people

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cultural capital

different from economic capital, can be less tangible, but has a huge influence on the quality of life and access to other resources and power

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black feminist theory

“all things available to know are produced from certain perspectives, claims and standpoints”Patricia Hill Collins
Normal has protections built into it

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the clap-back

A way of refuting the limited and limiting representations of black womanhood that circulate online

Essay demonstrates black women’s efforts to use online discussion spaces as sites for addressing their concerns about lived experience as well as how that experience is represented to the general public

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oppositional gaze (black feminist)

the oppositional gaze is a critical look that analyzes and re-interprets the construction of societal ideals and media. Specifically, it is used by black females to challenge the male gaze and broadens the ideas of what the gaze, or filter on the media actually is

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centralized model

Elevated individual men and marginalizes the needs of women, queer folk and all/others outside the norms of respectability or major experience

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social media

Platform for community of race, public sphere in which signs and myths are constructed

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public sphere

a space for people within a nation state to exchange ideas outside of state control

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racism

Hierarchal system that produces inequality

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heteronormativity

the social, political, economic structures which control distribution of power and resources in favor of heterosexuals, and therefore perceives that the norm is being heterosexual

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binary thinking

thinking based on two perspectives
black and white, no shades of grey

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black lives matter founders

opal tomato, alicila garza, and patrisse cullors

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enlightened racism

sut jhally

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beyonce's lemonade: a call and response roundtable

melissa perry

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mixing it up: enacting whiteness in the world of dave chapelle

faedra carpenter

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tweets, tweeps, and signifyin

sarah florin

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all lives matter, but so does race: Black Lives matter and the evolving role of social media

carney

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cant't stop, won't stop

jeff chang

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the most powerful art of the black lives matter movement

fogg

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cultural appropriations of technical

brock, kvasney, and hales

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how to be black online

thurston