The Daily Record Project: “Remnants” of a Pivotal Paper in North Carolina’s History (DigitalNC)

DigitalNC: The Daily Record Project: “Remnants” of a Pivotal Paper in North Carolina’s History. “About two years ago, we had the honor of hosting a group of students from Wilmington who were studying one of the most politically and socially devastating moments in the state’s history–the Wilmington Coup and Race Riots of 1898. Their efforts centered around locating and studying the remaining issues of the newspaper at the center of that event, the Wilmington Daily Record. Owned and operated by African Americans, this successful paper incited racists who were already upset with the political power held by African Americans and supporters of equality. During the Coup, the Record’s offices were burned and many were killed. Thanks to these students, their mentors, and cultural heritage institutions, you can now see the seven known remaining issues of the Daily Record on DigitalNC.”

The Daily Beast: Reddit’s BlackPeopleTwitter Forum Wants to Know if Its Users Are Actually White

The Daily Beast: Reddit’s BlackPeopleTwitter Forum Wants to Know if Its Users Are Actually White. “Every day, the moderators of BlackPeopleTwitter—the Reddit forum devoted to screenshots of tweets from black people—sort through inboxes filled with jokes about cooking, dating, or watching Marvel movies. And according to moderator ‘DubTeeDub,’ that also means dealing with a ‘never-ending stream of slurs.’ Being the most popular forum about black culture on an overwhelmingly white website that hosts a number of racist subreddits has brought other problems, too. There are the white people pretending to be black, and the disgruntled commenters who accuse the moderating team of posing as black themselves.”

NDWorks: Klau Center announces project to collect and archive narratives on race

NDWorks: Klau Center announces project to collect and archive narratives on race. “The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, a part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, has announced a new initiative, With Voices True, to collect and record the voices of the Notre Dame community on the topic of race. The goal is to establish a permanent archive of narratives that can serve as a resource for reflection, research and engagement. The envisioned archive will include audio recordings, video interviews, written narratives, photography, and art.”

Cornell University: Empathy project goes online

Cornell University: Empathy project goes online. “Since its launch in September 2016, the Cornell Race and Empathy Project has recorded, archived and shared the everyday stories of Cornellians that evoke racial empathy. The physical incarnation of the project – a cozy listening booth shaped like a stylized ear – is showing wear and tear and will have to be retired. To continue fostering the ability to identify and understand the feelings of someone of a different background, the project has evolved into an online presence.”

Pew: Blacks more likely than whites to see – and post – race-related content on social media

Pew Research (pew pew pew pew pew!): Blacks more likely than whites to see – and post – race-related content on social media. “Social networking sites are often used to discuss social and cultural issues, and a substantial majority of social media users – white, black and Hispanic – report they encounter content on these platforms about race or race relations. But the amount of race-related content users report seeing on social media varies considerably across racial and ethnic groups, with blacks being especially likely to see content that pertains to race on these platforms.”