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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

Divergent Communication in Black Blogs: Sustaining and Perpetuating Issues of Race and Racism in America

The author examines Black American blogs by conducting a fantasy-theme analysis on blog posts concerning such issues as American history, politics, education and social acceptance. In doing so, the author attempts to understand how divergent language in these blogs is used to construct rhetorical visions that serve to perpetually separate the Black American experience from other experiences shared by all Americans. It explores how such rhetoric can obstruct racial confluence and understanding among all persons sharing in the American experience.

Presenter: Jihan Abdurrafi (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Communication
Location: 102 Edwards
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)
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