Echoes of White Nationalism, Past, Present and Into The Digital Future

Dr. Jessie Daniels

03/28/2018 at 7PM


On Wednesday, March 28, the VCU chapter of the AKD Sociology Honor Society is hosting a public lecture by Dr. Jessie Daniels, professor of sociology at the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized expert on internet racism. She will be discussing the internet and white supremacy and their role in the current political moment. The event is free and open to the public.

The talk will be on March 28 at 7 PM in the Academic Learning Commons Room 1100 (MCALC, 1000 Floyd Ave). AKD will also be inducting 12 new student members during the event. After the event, we'll be hosting a reception with Dr. Daniels and the AKD initiates, with food and drinks provided. Everyone is invited.

We hope you can attend Dr. Daniel's talk and also be there to honor the hard work and dedication of the students being inducted this year. If you'd like more information, or to apply to AKD, contact

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The Live Event

We'll be using the hashtag #digsoc to discuss this event live on Twitter.

Click on the player below to hear a recording of the talk.

Discussion Group Ideas

Watch: “We are building a dystopia to make people click on ads”. Zeynep Tufekci. TED.

  • Q: Who is the “we” that Tufekci says built the dystopia built to sell online ads?
  • Q: Why is networked racist speech regulated differently in Germany than it is in the U.S.?

Read: "Why neo-nazi propaganda can be hard to spot and tough to remove online" Jessie Daniels. Newsweek. August 2, 2017

  • Q: What responsibility, if any, does the platform have for racist speech, racist organizing, racist violence enacted using those platforms?
  • Q: What would a social movement or community resistance to online, networked racism look like? Nationally? Locally? In your community?