June 29, 2021, 11:00 – 13:00 BST
The event will be held at the Moore Auditorium at Royal Holloway Egham campus, and also on Teams.
The 2010s saw a rise in violence inspired by globally networked advocates of white supremacist ideology. These assailants, almost all men, almost always white, find common cause with others through the social media platforms like Facebook or YouTube, as well as on more obscure platforms, such as Gab. Although misogyny and misogynoir are key elements of this ideology, there are white women and some men of colour who champion the cause of white supremacy. How can we make sense of all this? How have tech and media helped fuel this? What can we do about it now? In this engaging talk, Jessie Daniels draws on 25 years of research to explore these questions and point us toward a new understanding of globally networked white supremacy.
Jessie Daniels, PhD is an internationally recognized expert in Internet manifestations of gender and racism. She is the author of 6 books, including White Lies (Routledge, 1997) and Cyber Racism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), along with dozens of scholarly articles. Her latest book, Nice White Ladies (Oct. 12/Seal Press), has been described as an ‘important book’ for the current moment of racial reckoning. Forbes named her ‘one of 20 inspiring women to follow on twitter’. You can find her there as @Jessie NYC. She is a professor of sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Centre, CUNY in New York City. And she is also affiliated at the Harvard Berkman Klein Centre (Faculty Associate) and the Oxford Internet Institute (Research Associate).
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One thought on “Gender, Race and Globally Networked White Supremacy”
I respectfully disagree with your premise of all men are evil and white supremacy.
To be sure the noise of the modern narrative may promote this however the bulk of white men, and people, are simply trying to live a life when they are simply demonised for the accident of birth that they had no control over.
Perhaps your world view is distorted as you do not look to the basics of humanity and proscribe to the narrative presented. May I suggest you look back through history to see that this perspective is largely subjective.
My neighbour raised this in debate as to the vilification of men as a blanket judgement to which I replied that this simply was not our time given the narrative promoted.
I propose that the elites of the global society are pushing a narrative that is flawed and dangerous.
Yet I have to temper this with conversations I hold with a young adult girl in Indonesia who has to confront the restrictions imposed on her through gender and religious practice under the Muslim faith. I encourage her to be all that she can and to effect change to alter the mindset. I find it personally abhorrent that these prejudices exist in modernity.
What happened to liking or disliking a person based on individual premises and reasons rather than judgement as a group?
Perhaps this is abhorrent to the modern narrative.
Perhaps you are nothing more than a social justice warrior who lives in fear of being exposed for shallow thought and actions as you prescribe to the current narrative.
I do not discount systemic racism but perhaps my life experiences in my country, and having lived and worked in remote areas gave me a different perspective due entirely to judging a person on the content of their character and nothing else as we depended on each other for survival. Perhaps my world view is skewed from these experiences as countless millions are the same in this perspective.
In closing, what do expect to come from demonising an entire segment of society based on nothing more than the colour of their skin or their sex that they had no control over? Nothing good will come from that when all is said and done. History tells us this and yet it is ignored in modernity as a narrative is pushed. You should read John Glubb and Yuri Bezmonov to gain some perspective, given that you may need to adjust your perspective given the era in which these were written in the world that they lived in and the morals of those times. They are more relevant than ever given the persecution of entire segments of society based on nothing more than a premise promoted.