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Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on by Jessie Daniels

By Jessie Daniels

In this exploration of ways racism is translated from the print-only period to the cyber period the writer takes the reader via a devastatingly informative travel of white supremacy on-line. The publication examines how white supremacist enterprises have translated their revealed guides onto the net. incorporated are examples of open in addition to 'cloaked' websites which cover white supremacy assets as valid civil rights web pages. Interviews with a small pattern of young ones as they surf the net exhibit how they come upon cloaked websites and try to make feel of them, in general unsuccessfully. the result's a primary research of cyber racism in the international info age. the writer debunks the typical assumptions that the net is both an inherently democratizing expertise or an efficient 'recruiting' software for white supremacists. The e-book concludes with a nuanced, not easy research that urges readers to reconsider traditional methods of figuring out approximately racial equality, civil rights, and the Internet.

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47. Wellman, Salaff, Dimitrova, Garton, and Haythornthwaite 1996. 48. Sassen 2002, 368. 49. Sassen 2002, 371. 50. DiMaggio et al. 2001, 320. 51. Al Gore (frequently misquoted as claiming to have invented the Internet) was as vice president of the United States of America one of the chief proponents of 16 Chapter One the new technology. In a speech in 1998 to the Democratic Leadership Conference, for example, he said that “in the Information Age, connecting all people to a universe of knowledge and learning is the key to ensuring a lifetime of success” (Gore 1998).

8. com and was cited in an article by Rawlson O’Neil King (2004). 9. Marc Knobel, founder of J’accuse, a French association combating Internet racism, quoted in Julio Godoy (2004). 10. Shenk 1997. 11. Indeed, as Michael R. Best observes, “I have been online since the 1980s and have never seen such hate material on the Net. I am quite certain I can seek it out. ’ I would view this material only because I actively sought it” (2004). 12. Such accessibility has precipitated a notable rise in the number and range of scholars investigating white supremacy online.

Clearly visual technologies inherently link the physical to the gendered and racialized virtual world. 16 To the extent that race is ever discussed in scholarly literature about the Internet, it is usually framed around issues of racial and ethnic identity, with precious little discussion devoted to issues of race and epistemology as they relate to life online. Epistemology and White Supremacy Online The presence of white supremacy online raises some compelling questions of epistemology—the investigation of how we actually know what we claim to know.

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