The past ten years have shown an increase in our use of social media to keep up to date on instances of intolerance. Essentially making it easier to track racism, sexism or anti-semitism used on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.). While technology and social media have begun to consume our lives about every day tasks or politics, they are also making it easier to voice opinions and propel prejudiced views.
The print project will narrow into instances of anti-semitism that have been collected from social media sites. I will use the tool, Vouyant Tools, to help track buzzwords linked to anti-semitism. This will help to group together instances that include Trump and the Holocaust in one particular event. Another example will show how many times the phrase ‘Jewish/Jews’ shows up in political talk.
The print project will also include background information on tracking intolerance online. These situations can include where people have participated in intolerances via Facebook or Twitter, or intolerances that are projected via online news outlets. Such instances include the tracking of racism on social media. The twitter project, which was conducted in Canada, followed a series of racist tweets over a 3 month period by using certain terms and hashtags. The use of social media sites, such as Twitter, have been able to trace targeted comments displaying instances of sexism, racism and anti-semitism. Background information of this project will look at the trends of what is now being termed as “Cyber Racism” as defined in Jessie Daniels’ work. This relatively new historiography is looking at how intolerance and prejudice finds a new home in cyber-spaces. For this project, most of the “cyber racism” will be looking specifically at anti-semitism. We have seen a spike of prejudice in recent politics and buzzwords, like ‘anti-semitism, racism, Charlottesville, Trump’ will help to link how prevalent intolerance is being spread through a faster form of communication.
Within in the print project I would like to include a mapping component. This will be shown on geographic categories, split regionally in the United States. The mapping of each region will have corresponding tags of what each incident is organized under. This will demonstrate to readers where incidents related to the Trump administration have surfaced or where incidents have occurred on university campuses. The project will also pull from primary sources of anti-semitism during the most well-known anti-semitic event, the build-up to and the Holocaust.
This project will nicely combine a new historiography of cyber racism but centered around instances of anti-semitism.
 “The Twitter Racism Project” Published 2012. Accessed February 12th, 2018 https://www.twitterracism.com
 Jessie Daniels, Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2009.
Southern Poverty Law Center. Accessed February 13th, 2018. https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map (this was not cited in my post but I feel that it’s important to have here)