Digital blackface is an idea that has gained popularity in the digital black market, and that is making it into the digital library.
Blackface, an internet meme that refers to the use of blackface as an image to represent a person of colour, is a term coined in 2016 by the Black Lives Matter movement, which calls for the eradication of all forms of discrimination against people of colour.
The term has become a catch-phrase for anyone that wants to take action against the misuse of digital blackfaces and the proliferation of racist content on social media.
The hashtag #blackface is the latest meme that has come to be used by people looking to get rid of digital racism and to be seen as a positive force.
The idea behind the hashtag was coined by the digital literacy campaigner Alia Crenshaw, who has been using the hashtag on Twitter and Facebook.
She says it is a “black face of hope”.
“It is very easy to be the face of a negative thing and it has happened to me on social networks, so I had to think about how to be a positive voice,” she said.
She is not the only person to use the hashtag, and the idea of using it as a platform to fight online racism has gained traction.
“I think it is an opportunity to start a dialogue about what we have done wrong as a society and how we are addressing it,” she added.
In March, the US State Department released a report called Digital Blackface: The Problem of Online Hate and Exploitation, which highlighted that digital black faces were being used by racists and online trolls to create racist and offensive content online.
The report was released just weeks after a number of white nationalist groups used a similar hashtag on social networking sites to promote a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
It was also in response to the US Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate a law allowing people with hate crimes convictions to be released from prison without having to go through pre-trial treatment.
The issue of digital whitewashing is an area of focus for people with blackface.
It is an image that has become popular on social platforms and used by others to present themselves as black.
“There are a lot of people who are using blackface and blackface memes to legitimise their racism and abuse of power,” Ms Crensley said.
“And I think it makes it easier for them to use it and use it for the wrong reasons.”
The use of digital whiteface in digital blackness is not new, nor is it exclusive to white supremacists, but is a trend that has been occurring over the last decade, Ms Censhaw said.
The phenomenon has also been gaining attention amongst other groups.
Ms Censley has also said that the digital whitening trend is spreading in other areas of the world, particularly in Africa.
“It’s happening in many different countries, and I think there is a growing awareness that it’s happening everywhere,” she noted.
“The thing that’s really going to challenge this trend is if the community is aware of it, and if it’s being talked about and the conversation is not being had.”
The digital black is a movement in the making, and it is gaining more traction in the online spaces.
But the issue of racism on social and online platforms has come under scrutiny by some within the community.
There are a number organisations that have come together to support those that are struggling with digital racism.
Black Face Matters, an organisation created by black men and women, is the largest and most active organisation within the digital community.
It aims to promote diversity in the world of digital media, especially the digital space.
“Blackface Matters is committed to creating spaces that are inclusive, safe, and welcoming of all communities, regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation,” it states.
“In 2017, Blackface Matters was founded by an international team of leaders and activists, with the mission to educate people about how digital racism impacts people of color.
We are committed to empowering people to speak out and make a difference in the communities they live in.”
The organisation also provides support for black people who use digital platforms to support their communities.
Black Lives Matters has also seen a rise in popularity amongst those that work in the black community, including people in the tech sector, as well as the media.
It has been said that it is the “black community’s digital black” that has taken the brunt of the criticism from others within the black digital community, especially those who work in tech.
It also has the potential to provide a platform for black activists and digital black activists to have a dialogue and to address racism and the problems faced by black people online.
“We have to be aware that digital is changing, and we have to know that we are not the exception,” Ms Poynter said.