Book Review: Black Software - The Internet and Racial Justice
In his newest book, NYU's Charlton D. McIlwain chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology and the Internet, highlighting a story of racial justice organizing that is much longer and varied than most contemporary activists realize. Beginning in the 1960s with the rise of the civil rights movement and computing technology, McIlwain brings to life the forgotten activists - journalists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and hobbyists - who contributed to the Internet's creation and the rise of racial justice activism in online fora. McIlwain demonstrates how black people have used digital tools to build community, wealth, and wage a war for racial justice, and provides a context for the current digital push for racial justice in the United States and around the world. Read and find out more here!