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August 6, 2014

WSU media and communication experts on Craig Fahle Show examining racism and social media

http://wdet.org/shows/craig-fahle-show/episode/social-media-racism-reair-080614/

Social media has become an outlet for racist behavior. Recent stories such as the Cheerios commercial, a Dunkin' Donuts video, and the video of Mexican American singer, Sebastian Delacruz are creating controversy originating on various social media platforms. Craig Fahle spoke with Hayg Oshagan, associate professor and director of media arts & studies at Wayne State University; Karen McDevitt, lecturer at Wayne State; and Lowell Boileau, founder of the DetroitYes Forums about racism in social media.

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