Trayvonning: A New Meme that Echoes Old Problems

July 27, 2012

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Dr Lisa Guerrero is an Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University. Dr Guerrero has written extensively on the subject of race and racism.

She joined Vocalo's Music Vox host, Jesse Menendez to discuss her latest article, Playing Dead: The Trayvoning Meme & the Mocking of Black Death.

It's an analysis of the recent Trayvonning meme that places the internet thread in historical context. Plus it looks at new media and it's potential to "deploy and recycle the same old narratives and tropes, to continue a history of injustices that define the American experience."