Tumblr Can make a Difference


Not on in the United States, but many countries around the world use Tumblr. Tumblr is a blog where anyone can make a profile and post pictures and quotations. However, some of these pictures have been marked as racist and anti-racists are attempting to protest against this. In his article regarding online anti-racism, James Jong says, “Richie characterizes Tumblr activism, or in other words, online activist communication as an inauthentic mode of activist communication.”

           Tumblr anti- racists only appear to be helpful when in fact they are unproductive and selfish for not doing things in the real world to stop these racist issues. Instead, bloggers feel as if they have done a sufficient enough job by reposting a picture.

            However, this is the bloggers’ role in society, they are spreading awareness of racism throughout the Internet. They are making an impact. There are group run blogs that discuss racism and the difficulties that accompany it. These “collective Tumblr-identities form more influential voices to communicate anti-racism,” due to the diversity of responses.

            I believe that because social media is at an all time high right now, humans posses the ability to become aware of issues such as racism and everyone can do their part to stop it, even if it means posting or reposting a picture. Human interaction is just as prevalent and effective online as it is in person.

Reference: http://popanth.com/article/what-is-so-real-about-online-anti-racism/