Digital media and race refers to scholarship addressing three interrelated phenomena: (1) the myriad ways that connection to computer hardware, software, and networks (and the commercial, educational, and political systems that support and govern them) impact the lives of people who identify and/or are systematically identified with racial and ethnic groups; (2) the ways that our connection to digital tools impacts historical racial formations (how we understand the meaning and significance of race in everyday social and political life) in both digital and disconnected environments; and (3) the myriad research perspectives and methods scholars have and continue to use to provide data about, and evidence and insight into, these phenomena. Digital media and race—separately and in conjunction with one another—are increasingly central to global interpersonal, ...

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