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The Use of Social Media in Teaching Race


Adult Learning Volume 25, Number 3, ISSN 1045-1595


This article explores ways in which race pedagogy interrogates social media as a significant influence on racism and source for race understandings. Social media serves as a context in which to learn about, challenge, and address issues of race. We discuss how social media may be used to promote racial literacy and question and resist racism, using a YouTube post example, comment stream, and video responses. Our focus includes a discussion of intersectionality and highlights ways in which resisting racism may still involve sexism or other oppression.


Nakagawa, K. & Arzubiaga, A.E. (2014). The Use of Social Media in Teaching Race. Adult Learning, 25(3), 103-110. Retrieved September 23, 2019 from .

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