The Use of Social Media in Teaching Race

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-110
Number of pages8
JournalAdult Learning
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • critical discourse analysis
  • gender
  • intersectionality
  • racial literacy
  • social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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