Event Title

Trump, Tweets, and Anti-blackness

Research Mentor(s)

Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPres

Description

The paper represented through this poster examines Twitter's unique rhetorical force in contemporary deployment of anti-black rhetorical tactics. Through critical analysis of this US presidential post I examine President Donald Trump's January 26th post directed at Jay-Z and its use of reoccurring anti-black symbolism and themes. This anti-blackness is expressed through Trump's assertion that the black experience is universally understood through an employment lens, and not subjective experience. Anti-blackness is also deployed and reinforced by the lack of responding to the criticism or critic directly.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

May 2018

End Date

May 2018

Location

Communication Studies

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Language

English

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Trump, Tweets, and Anti-blackness

Communication Studies

The paper represented through this poster examines Twitter's unique rhetorical force in contemporary deployment of anti-black rhetorical tactics. Through critical analysis of this US presidential post I examine President Donald Trump's January 26th post directed at Jay-Z and its use of reoccurring anti-black symbolism and themes. This anti-blackness is expressed through Trump's assertion that the black experience is universally understood through an employment lens, and not subjective experience. Anti-blackness is also deployed and reinforced by the lack of responding to the criticism or critic directly.