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Sunday, March 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Racism on YouTube

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The Racism on YouTube panel will take a hard look at the various struggles that black members of the YouTube community face each day. YouTube is an expansive, diverse community, but its foremost personalities largely fall under the white and Asian racial umbrellas. Only two of the site's top 100 personalities are black (DeStorm, Kingsley), and there's a significant drop-off after that. This panel will examine why it is that blacks struggle to contend with other races on the platform and also explore various issues that arise with racist commenters and detractors.
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Chase Hoffberger

ReporterThe Austin ChronicleChase Hoffberger is a reporter living in Austin, Texas, on staff at the Daily Dot and a regular contributor to the Austin Chronicle. He specializes in YouTube and city happenings.
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Jenny Korn

ScholarUICHailing from Alabama (roll tide!), Jenny Korn has attended Princeton, Harvard, and Northwestern, and is now at UIC. She explores how the online landscape belies user presumptions about race and gender and how the Internet has given rise to inventive digital representations... Read More →
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Andre Meadows

Entertainer, Content CreatorBlack Nerd ComedyAndre Meadows is an actor, comedian, writer, web personality and the creator of the YouTube channel BLACK NERD COMEDY. His weekly video rants, interviews and 80s-90s nostalgia have almost 15 million video views, over 80,000 subscribers... Read More →

Sunday March 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 6AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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