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Mon, Oct 19, 2015 -- 11:00 AM

So Well Spoken: Nextdoor.com Neighbors - Race and Social Media


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Racial issues are hard enough to handle in the real world what happens when those conflicts heat up online. In one Oakland neighborhood, residents have been confronting assumptions and biases through the social media site Nextdoor.com. Some residents of color say its exposed unspoken prejudices about just who is considered threatening. Others say its been blown out of proportion at a time when fighting crime is a pressing need. We'll meet two of the neighbors involved in the conflict, and consider ways of resolving the tensions that social media can amplify when race is in the mix.

Host: Joshua Johnson

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