I have not read The Atlantic article this interview describes, but it is so powerful, I have to share it. I t is moments like these, when radical ideas can be given a serious airing, that give me hope for America.
I am currently at the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference in Seattle. Â I’ll be posting what I learn.
Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch,Â Â U of Connecticut, USA
Nicole Ellison, Michigan State U, USA
Using Â the NameGenWeb app to collect Facebook network data
Thoughts on programming and communication research
Deen Goodwin Freelon, American U, USA
Jeff Hancock, Cornell, USA
Slides for a talk I’ll be giving tomorrow at the International Communication Association Pre-Conference on Qualitative Political Communication Research.
Every man was once like this.
How many grown men will still allow themselves to engage in public acts of shameless Â tenderness like this?
Why do they allow that part of the their spirits to be destroyed?
How much do we all suffer because of this loss?
This tutorial uses Tweepy software to use Python to get data from Twitter. Â This tutorial was presented today at theÂ Community Data Science Workshop @UW. Â The first tutorial, an introduction to APIs, is here.
Misogynoir is a word used to describe how racism and anti-Blackness alter the experience of misogyny for Black women, specifically. It alludes to specifically Black womenâ€™s experiences with gender and how both racism and anti-Blackness alters that experience diametrically from White women… and differently from non-Black women of colour….
I recently saw a thread of false information and non-Black women of colour co-opting to erase Black womanhood, Black womenâ€™s experiences and Black womenâ€™s epistemology from the concept of misogynoir. Again, the origin is in Blackwomanhood and the term was coined by a queer Black woman, Moya Bailey.
image: Moya Bailey (in green), fromÂ http://www.mediamakechange.org
Nothing much is going to change in this world so long as the change-makers are middle class white people like me living in high income countries. Â For us world-changing is a career choice, an ethical vacation opportunity. Â At worst it is pure narcissism, a form of moral masturbation. Â It is not a daily struggle for dignity or survival.
For we the privileged change-making is a matter of preference, not a matter of necessity, and for that reason it can never go far enough.
ETA (April 29): I should clarify that I do not believe that privileged people are the only change-makers. Â I mean to say that privileged people have the greatest access to change-making resources, both in terms of financial resources from private donors and governments and access to technological resources, in terms of access to tools and ability to acquire the skills needed to use those tools effectively.
As long as the privileged absorb the majority of resources meant to empower and aid the less privileged, current inequalities will remain.
Previous title: Something Else I Learned
Has the (long overdue) revolution of athletes against their owners begun? Â That would be awesome.
Los Angeles Clippers players are standing up to the overt racism of the team’s owner, Donald Sterling by warming up without their jerseys today.
The Internet has also been responding in exquisite fashionÂ since the celebrity news site TMZ released a recording of Sterling making racist statements to his mixed-race girlfriend two days ago.
image source:Â http://concrete-apathy.tumblr.com/
source:Â http://isolomon12y.tumblr.com/Â (Sterling is on the right)
And celebrity responses are being shared widely on Tumblr:
Unfiltered celebrity responses, including an early response from Snoop Dogg, below, were key in immediately framing Sterling’s recorded racist statements as an outrage. Â There is no way Snoop could have made this kind of contemptuous and unequivocal denunciation of racism on television. Â And it is hard to imagine Lil Wayne getting airtime to express his views either.
Users took these self-broadcast celebrity statements and gif-ed them and shared them across platforms, from Vine and Youtube to Tumblr, perhaps further encouraging players to respond with defiance. Â With self-publication and mass peer-to-peer sharing, an alternative, ad hoc broadcast network seems to be forming.