How Can Social Media be Used to Combat the Effects of Racism and Promote Tolerance?
December 31, 2009 Leave a comment
My friend, Amy Bowllan is an Emmy award winning journalist and a blogger for The School Library Journal. Recently, she has been doing a series of blog posts called : WAR: Writers Against Racism on Bowllans Blog. Amy addresses some very good questions about how can we use literature to combat the effects of racism and promote tolerance. Recently she featured me as one of the writers titled in her article called: Writers Against Racism: Kakie Fitzsimmons
Amy asked writers the following three questions:
- Briefly describe the impact racism had on you as a young person.
- Has your personal experience of racism impacted your professional work as a writer?
- In what way can literature be used to combat the effects of racism and promote tolerance?
It got me to thinking, “How could we take literature in this medium and ask the same question about social media?”
I want to hear your thoughts and insight below. Thanks for joining me in this conversation, I look forward to your responses.
Amy Bowllan began her career as a Television Investigative Producer and Reporter for WCBS-TV NY and KNXV in Phoenix, AZ. She also snagged two Emmy awards for Broadcast Journalism and several Associated Press awards. She now is the Director of Communications and Educational Technology at The Hewitt School in NYC and is responsible for integrating technological resources into staff and students day to day programs.