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SXSW Interactive 2016

Atypically Raced: Asian-Black-Latin@-White Online

How does online identity by Asians, Blacks, Latin@s, and Whites differ from that in mass media? This uncommon session stands out by featuring transracial scholarship and interracial discussion across *all* racial boundaries, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics, and more. We emphasize interactivity, as we highlight scholarly research and the “fishbowl” format to provide opportunity for you to give voice to your experiences about race online. Attendees of this session will experience a dynamic discussion format to take home to use and will learn about diverse perspectives on race different from their own, based on academic research and lived experiences.

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  1. Over twenty-six years later, since the birth of the World Wide Web, how does race matter now online, e.g., when and how do you notice race online?
  2. How has race online shifted from Black and White, to Latin@ and Asian, to represent diverse, socially-just, racist, and surprising worldviews?
  3. How do Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, and online social media sites promote the importance of race in web-based interactions?


  • Jenny Korn, Scholar of online identity, UIC


Jenny Korn, Scholar of Race & Gender Online, UIC

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