Social networking is better at connecting with and entertaining

Social
media

Social
media gives a set of tools for, movement building and reframing and framing,
organizing, and efforts to making a change in popular culture, education and
interrupt cultural racism or to transform. As any tool, social media has positive
and negative for racial equity work. On the plus side, the chance exists for
people who like the communication or message to send it out to the networks,
thus “multiplying” its reach and perhaps connecting organizations with useful
and new networks. On the negative side, as with numerous of media channels, it
is difficult to control those who see or do not see the news or any
information, particularly as it is being multiplied. Also, as everyone has seen
many times, the anonymity of social media seems to invite a great deal of hate
speech. There is some research also points out that social networking is better
at connecting with and entertaining people than at motivating them to act, and
particularly, to take sustained action. So we can see these days a many people
are using social media in their racial equity work.

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Thus
my thought that I would share on the first blog will be that social media has
become an easy catalyst for the spread of racism and hate such as Facebook,
Twitter, and YouTube and the saturation of our daily lives by the media that
have made a lot of hate speech more pervasive and ubiquitous than ever before.

Various of people are met with racist, homophobic, anti-Ziganism, xenophobic
and anti-Muslim hate online regardless of their will to engage in such
discussion. The low threshold of an entrance of online forums, anonymity and,
comment sections of news portals and social media sites provide fertile soil
for cyber hate. Hence, cyber hate is burgeoning and becoming more and more
violent, offensive and intrusive. For example, The Caucasian female rapper
denied posting Tweets in 2012 that said, “Sometimes I wish slavery was
still goin’ on” and “I don’t need black fans anyway. Y’all don’t buy
albums.” Kreayshawn said her Twitter was hacked and sent out the
half-hearted (and still offensive) apology the following morning, “I am
sorry, I LOVE FRIED CHICKEN! So in social media, not only big companies that
exploit celebrities and their big numbers of followers for business or products
advertisement, but also there is the racial hacker can exploitation of
celebrities in the media to catalyst the racism, classism, sexism, or
heterosexism.