All Lives (Don't) Matter: The Internet Meets Afro-Pessimism and Black Optimism

  title={All Lives (Don't) Matter: The Internet Meets Afro-Pessimism and Black Optimism},
  author={C. P. Linscott},
  journal={Black Camera},
  pages={104 - 119}
  • C. P. Linscott
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Black Camera
  • Abstract:This article and its accompanying photo gallery explore #BlackLivesMatter as a civil rights movement that traverses the disunities between older forms of news media (such as television and periodicals) and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The movement's prominent use of digitized social media technologies augurs both prospect and peril for #BlackLivesMatter through, respectively, the promise of global reach and rapid dissemination, and the technologies' embeddedness… CONTINUE READING

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