W.E.B. Du Bois

Welcome to Digital Du Bois

If W.E.B. Du Bois were with us today, what would he say about the impact of the ‘Information Revolution’ on communities of color in the United States?

This hypothetical is the subject of an ongoing research project that began as the topic of the W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures that I delivered during November 2012…. Continue reading this post…

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Four Questions

What do you think Dr. Du Bois’ reactions would be to our transition from an industrial to a post-industrial, networked knowledge society? How has the introduction of new social media and other communication technologies affected the African American community? What impact is this transition….Continue reading this post…

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Benjamin Todd Jealous: ‘Du Bois Would Use Digital Media and Mobile Technology to Do What He Did in His Prime’

“[That is] — reach out, inspire, unify and activate members of the black community and people of good conscience of all colors. This has been one of the NAACP’s priorities in recent years, and our web and mobile activists have….” Continue reading this post

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Hon. Michael Copps: ‘I Believe His Reaction Would Be One of Anger’

“Anger that his country is languishing within sight of the very technologies that could usher in a new era for all our citizens. Anger that we are still not much more than an outlier among the nations….” Continue reading this post…

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Manuel Castells: ‘Digital Culture, Because it is the Culture of the Youth, Offers a Tremendous Opportunity’

“The new frontier is the remix of experiences that is offered by the digital culture, so superseding the dichotomy between racialized identity and dilution of cultural specificity….” Continue reading this post…

Keep The Conversation Going Here and on Twitter

You are cordially invited to participate in the nascent Digital Du Bois Project. There are, as of now, a few simple ways to do so. They include…. Continue reading this post…