Racism and the Internet

The relation between racism and the Internet is a complex topic that no single discipline can fully define or engage. Race and racism as seen through the Internet are often underrepresented or missing entirely from the study of race itself. Within the discipline of sociology in particular, discussions of race and racism often fail to note the interactions among race, ethnicity, and the Internet.

Racism originating from the Internet encompasses a large, worldwide network that includes many different technologies, nationalities, online communities, terrorist organizations, news media, political parties, and legal initiatives. This entry first discusses how the nature of the Internet allows racist organizations to grow and details the types of racism found online. The entry then looks at the evolution over time in the ways ...

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