Using Black Memes and Gifs if you are White is Racist and Digitally Blackfacing (Conspiracy / Strange)

by Shocker, South Shields, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 15:34 (222 days ago)
edited by Shocker, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 15:45

Also the push for pregnant male emoji because otherwise it's discrimination :-think




"Digital blackface uses the relative anonymity of online identity to embody blackness. In the case of Mandi Harrington, a white woman who masqueraded as the fictional “LaQueeta Jones,” digital blackface became a means for her to defend musician Ani DiFranco’s decision to host a retreat at a slave plantation. Digital minstrels often operate under stolen profile pictures and butchered AAVE. Quite often it comes in the form of an excessive use of reaction GIFs with images of black people."

"Reaction GIFs are mostly frivolous and fun. But when black people are the go-to choice for nonblack users to act out their most hyperbolic emotions, do reaction GIFs become “digital blackface”?"





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