Power of Story Send a Tweet        

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (1 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   No comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

Fighting racism " one keystroke at a time

By       Message Daily Kos       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 1   Supported 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 9/9/14

Author 38168
- Advertisement -

Reprinted from dailykos.com by Denise Oliver Velez


How many times have you clicked on a news article or a blog piece, or watched a YouTube, only to find that the comments section attached to it is a slime pit of some of the most vile racist comments imaginable?

Too often, your response may be like mine has been at times--you shrug and decide, "I don't read comments." You click away, and move on to the next story, web page or video.

You don't have to deal with the racism, because it's no longer on your screen.

- Advertisement -

Back in December 2012, I wrote a post, Ending racism--one person at a time. Contrary to recent opinions I've read, as a black person in the United States, I don't think racism has gotten worse, nor do I believe we are "post-racial."

What I do believe is that the relative anonymity of the internet has allowed many people to express their racism openly, rather than behaving one way in public spaces where someone from the group they hate may be present. Now they can give full rein to thoughts that might garner them public censure or worse if this crap was said face-to-face.

The fact that elected officials, and the Teapublican Party touts its racism openly, with little or no pushback from its membership and only hypocritical "nopologies" when busted, has given license to "racists run wild" in cyberspace.

- Advertisement -

Click Here to Read Whole Article

   

Ad info: click here

Top Content
in the Last 2 Days
(by Page Views)

Syria Used Chemical Weapons--Are You Sure? by Arlen Grossman (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Trump Everlasting by Kathy Malloy (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

"Crooked Donald! Lock him up!" by Siegfried Othmer (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The Cult of Violence Always Kills the Left by Chris Hedges (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Syria, Iran and "chaos in international relations" by Pepe Escobar (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Whose Wars? by Philip Giraldi (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The Victims in Douma, Gaza and Yemen by David William Pear (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Western media cover tracks of Trump, May and Macron's war crime in Syria by Finian Cunningham (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Why Not Assassinate? Posted by Sarah Hoffman (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

The 1%'s Mind Games: Psychology Gone Bad by Roy Eidelson (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Syria Bombing Designed to Distract by James Wall (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Political Dynamite: Poor People's Campaign and the Movement for a People's Party by Patrick Walker (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

A Conversation on Race by Paul Craig Roberts (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Rasputin's Daughter Speaks at Whole Foods by Kevin Tully (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

James Hunter, "The Russians Didn't Respond" by shad williams (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

No Chemical Attack in Douma, Two International Investigative Reporters in Douma Write by Ann Wright (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Young Turks Are Leaving Islam For Deism by Bob Johnson (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Jimmy Dore Interviews Oliver Stone on Vladimir Putin, Russiagate, etc. by Daniel Geery (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Missiles over Damascus Courtesy of Monsters in Washington by Lawrence Davidson (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Snake oil by Elizabeth Warren (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Deep Spirituality: Towards Bottom-Up Approach to Life by Burl Hall (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

White Lies and Black Disbelief in a Fading Empire by Glen Ford (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Who is In Charge? by Timothy Gatto (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

2018 International Surrealism Now exhibition, Coimbra, Portugal, Europe by Santiago Ribeiro (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Paul Erlich and Guy McPhearson on Climate, Population, and More by Daniel Geery (With membership, you can see # of pageviews)

Go To Top 50 Most Popular