Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Mar 16, 2009 - Social Science - 274 pages
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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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The methodology used by the author is slightly less than academic, and the research is quite dated, though the book was just released. Read full review

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The methodology used by the author is slightly less than academic, and the research is quite dated, though the book was just released. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jessie Daniels teaches at Hunter College and writes and teaches about racism and anti-racism in print and online. She is the author of White Lies (Routledge). Daniels is a regular contributor to the blog Racism Review (www.racismreview.com http://www.racismreview.com). Her research for this book was supported in part by the MacArthur Foundation.

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