Social media and multiracial identity development
Master of Social Work
School for Social Work
Racially mixed people-Race identity, Identity (Psychology), Race, Social media, Facebook (Firm), Instagram (Firm), Multiracial, Identity development
The purpose of this study was to understand how, if at all, social media impacts racial identity development for mixed race undergraduates; and if so, whether or not that impact is unique to them or applicable to students with monoracial identities. Semi-structured interviews were conducted at a large southern California public university. 11 undergraduate (3 multiracial) between the ages of 18-22 were interviewed about their social media usage, their racial identities, their process of identification, and how race is discussed online. Through the data collected in this study, we observe that social media is a digital space where notions of race and racism are cultivated and explored and identities are continually expressed to the online community.
Hailé-Damato, Pilar, "Race and the internet : ǂb social media and multiracial identity development" (2017). Masters Thesis, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
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