In the world of digitization, we are exposed to a plethora of content every day. While our plates are already full, more content is added for our consumption. But in this content binging, we have been conveniently neglecting an issue that dates back to the 19th century. ‘Digital Blackface’ – a social phenomenon that encourages racial discrimination and provokes prejudices against black people. As the name suggests, digital blackface refers to white people disguising themselves as black on technological platforms and facilitating the spread of hatred against the black community.
The ingress of this unsolicited gate crasher (COVID-19), apparently here to stay has boggled the rhythm of this planet affecting every mortal’s life. This contagion spread like a wave reaching the shore, leaving the population flabbergasted in its wake. It has indisputably inflicted our mere psychological being. But like all things, the world couldn’t afford to stand still and hence opted to continue communication by accommodating the online paradigm. We will explore this through three common threads of online experience: school, college, and social media.
I’m sure we all have, if not experienced at least, observed people calling out one another on their offensive words, posts or tweets that have hurt certain sentiments or groups. Such people take their offence to social media in order to gain support and make themselves heard, and it’s not too long until others have […]
As I look around, all I get to see are electronic devices and internet technologies, ready at my service. This scenario is the same for all the other people in this world. It was not the same in the earlier generations where electronic devices were only a dream. As we keep moving forward, people are […]
Right to express, whether it be from politics to a form of art; the pandemic has unquestionably silenced the normality we have grown accustomed to. Art, as a vessel of communicating, has uncommonly adapted to this pandemic as an opportunity of widening its stage. Over the course of the lockdown, art has shifted from traditional […]