Media and Technology

Makani Themba, former Executive Director of The Praxis Project, and one of the authors of Fair Game: A Strategy Guide for Racial Justice Communications in the Obama Era, summarizes social justice communications as follows: “It is far more important to communicate that something can be done than it is to communicate what's going wrong.” Themba’s book Talking the Walk continues to be one of the most essential resources on strategic communications for social justice campaigns.


Current communications methods include earned media such as newspaper and TV, paid media including sponsored content, and social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Of course, media and technology are not race neutral. <a href="https://www.govtech.com/network/Federal-Broadband-Policy-Often-Ignores-Communities-of-Col [...]

Key Sites

Net Neutrality and Access

Practices and Tools

Press and Journalism

Research and Analysis

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“The animating force of the New Jim Code is that tech designers encode judgments into technical systems but claim that the racist results of their designs are entirely exterior to the encoding process. Racism thus becomes doubled – magnified and buried under layers of digital denial.”

~ Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

SPOTLIGHT

Speaking Out About Black Experiences in America – Kimberly Jones, The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah

Also in this section:
  • Addressing Hate and White Supremacy

  • Criminal Justice

  • Education

  • Food Justice

  • Immigration and Refugee Rights

  • Reparations

  • Voting Justice and Democracy Building

  • Children, Families, and Youth Development

  • Economic Development

  • Employment and Labor

  • Health and Healthcare

  • Language Justice

  • Reproductive Justice

  • Community Planning: Land and Transportation

  • Economic Security

  • Environmental Justice

  • Housing

  • Philanthropy

  • Trauma, Violence, and Healing

GLOSSARY

Accountability

Black Lives Matter

Collusion

Institutional Racism

Movement Building

Oppression

Racial Inequity

Racist Policies

Reparations

Structural Racism

White Supremacy

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