Reclaiming racial authenticity through hashtags, tweets, and images
Keywords:Digital Identity, Black Identity Development, Hashtag, Cool Pose
In the modern digital age, Black men often navigate society with inconsistent control of their image and ideologies of masculinity. The underpinning of masculinity has established a rigid and violent caste that alienates marginalized gendered presentations within this exclusive club. Till now, with decades of advancements regarding the scope of technology and social media utilization, Black men regained control of their masculine imagery and identity by rewriting the narrative through hashtags, tweets, and images. This article examines how a small sample of five Black men utilized tweets to expand, challenge, redefine masculinity by establishing a sense of community.
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