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Tool of White Power Freaks.

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Racism Review puts it more politely than that, but a post of theirs does illustrate the dangers of cyber racism and how it often ties into real, hard core, racists on the street:

“This kind of “re-purposing” of content intended for a white supremacist agenda is one of the characteristics of cyber racism. In the book, I talk about the way other white supremacists have used this same strategy to re-frame material from the Library of Congress archive of WPA recordings with freed, former slaves to make their argument that slavery was “sanitary and humane” rather than the brutal and de-humanizing institution it was, in fact.

Lifted out of context and re-posted on a white supremacist website, the oral history of slavery becomes part of an arsenal of web savvy white supremacists.

In McDuffee’s case, text he authored critical of Israel – but not intended as antisemitic – ends up re-posted on a white supremacist forum to further their antisemitic agenda.” {my emphasis}

Read more and at Allen McDuffee’ blog.

Written by modernityblog

06/08/2009 at 19:31

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