Politics on social media may be exciting and even fun. But is it good for democracy?
Language access provisions to expand language minority voters’ access to the polls are not only about political participation. They also reveal the reproduction of white public space and white supremacy in US electoral practices.
Irma McClaurin is a black feminist anthropologist and consultant who conducts research on the social construction of inequality and its impact on African diaspora communities through an intersectional lens.
An anthropologist recalls a conversation with three older women as they reflected on their experiences of electoral politics past and present.
“Okay, let’s start the memes,” posted a member of a community Facebook page in the town of Playa del Carmen, shortly after the first presidential debate concluded. Within minutes, the comments section of the post filled with hilarious, insulting, insightful, and downright offensive memes making fun of the five (currently four) presidential candidates.