Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights
In this exploration of the way racism is translated from the print-only era to the cyber era the author takes the reader through a devastatingly informative tour of white supremacy online. The book examines how white supremacist organizations have translated their printed publications onto the Internet. Included are examples of open as well as 'cloaked' sites which disguise white supremacy sources as legitimate civil rights websites. Interviews with a small sample of teenagers as they surf the web show how they encounter cloaked sites and attempt to make sense of them, mostly unsuccessfully. The result is a first-rate analysis of cyber racism within the global information age. The author debunks the common assumptions that the Internet is either an inherently democratizing technology or an effective 'recruiting' tool for white supremacists. The book concludes with a nuanced, challenging analysis that urges readers to rethink conventional ways of knowing about racial equality, civil rights, and the Internet.
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This aspiring memoirist's research is paltry and couched in a Web 1.0 view of online activities. This is something inherent to the form: writing about the web shifts fast.
Using her platform, she derides the intelligence and the community of white males online through insinuations that male collectives of any sort are homoerotic. This is a projection, as the author is a lesbian.
Furthermore, the author fails to define white supremacy in a way that is consistent with her citations, that is to say the evidence that is presented eludes a solidifying moment wherein a supremacist view is taken. Racist rhetoric, as it is cited within, is not inherently supremacist. That gulf of meaning is not effectively bridged. Tone deaf, patronizing and bit worth the time.
Jessie needs to do his or her research better. I went to school with Richard, he was the younger brother of a close friend and classmate. First and foremost, he is not Mexican-American, his family is Salvadorean. National origin is a big issue with in Latino communities and if the author is choosing to write about ethnicity, racism and civil rights, she or he should do so taking those factors into consideration. The sad part is that Richard had a lot going for him and many people sacrificed for him. I don't think he would have acted violently, and I know he was just being stupid and prejudiced, something too many people of different backgrounds struggle with.
Chapter 02 Theorizing White Supremacy Online
Part 02 WHITE SUPREMACY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
Chapter 03 Individual Acts of White Supremacy Online
Chapter 04 White Supremacist Social Movements Online and in a Global Context
Part 03 WHITE SUPREMACY ONLINE
Chapter 05 Gender White Supremacy and the Internet
In Print and Online
Adolescents Making Sense of Cloaked Websites
Part 04 FIGHTING WHITE SUPREMACY IN THE DIGITAL ERA
Chapter 09 Combating Global White Supremacy in the Digital Era
Racial Justice and Civic Engagement in the Digital Era
On the Craft of Sociology in the Digital Era
About the Author