Actually, black women have been calling out certain online behaviours as digital-age blackface for some time now. There was this desperate scramble to squeeze her into some semi-relevant stereotype of a black woman. Shafiqah Hudson, a Philadelphia-based writer and academic, first noticed the phenomenon back in the mids in a comment thread on an article about police brutality. Are gifs being used to disseminate racist stereotypes in cyberspace? I loved it and I miss it … There is such a thing as black culture.
Demi. Age: 24.
I was surrounded by black culture at the time.
Jenna. Age: 23.
Why are memes of black people reacting so popular online?
Actually, black women have been calling out certain online behaviours as digital-age blackface for some time now. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. The average internet user, on the other hand, seems far more prone to react defensively to any discussion of digital blackface.