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A History of News and Justice in the Americas

"The murders of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, and the attack against Christian Cooper. Do these specific cases, whose punishments rely on the chance of someone recording at the right place and time, shake the foundations of our structurally racist society?"

More often than not, articles of the past decade about Social Media and Social Justice like to present them as good friends, maybe even as “married.” Their relationship is described most disparagingly as codependent, or having some issues — but never at odds with each other. The description I present to you here is even more disparaging than one of conflict — it’s of indifference. The relationship between Social Media and Social Justice is of such little worth that they are neither married nor at odds, they are irrelevant to each other. Anything positive that comes out of their interaction is neutralized by all the negative, to the point of summoning a void into utter oblivion.

By Mirna Wabi-Sabi

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