Last December, we posted an essay that examined the ways in which users had been taught to understand Black Twitter, one of the micro-blogging site's most popular subgroups. Among other points, the essay highlighted how users had been programmed to interpret Black Twitter in racially-encoded terms despite it not being that much different from any of Twitter's other subgroups.
Earlier today we were notified of the essay's inclusion on a syllabus at Harvard. That's right, Complex.com is officially required reading at one of the best universities in the country! Co-taught by producer 9th Wonder, the course is titled "Representing Blackness: Media, Technology, and Power in Hip Hop Culture (AAAS 143)."
For more, revisit Michael Arceneaux's essay here.
And major props to Professor Marcyliena Morgan for the love.
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