Embodying resistance: Understanding identity in a globalized digital future through the lens of mixed and multiracial Caribbeans

Raven Maragh-Lloyd, Charisse L.Pree Corsbie-Massay

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Abstract

Mixed and multiracial individuals embody an increasingly transnational world and develop identities that identify with and integrate multiple racial and ethnic groups. The current research explores how online platforms allow mixed and multiracial Caribbean people to promote understandings of identities on a globalized scale. Through a content analysis of public posts on Twitter and interviews with nine self-identified mixed and multiracial Caribbean people, three primary strategies emerged: (1) navigating racial rhetoric, (2) displaying a cohesive identity, and (3) negotiating discriminatory rhetoric. Findings are discussed as contributions to online critical race theory and insights into the experiences of the digital citizenship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of International and Intercultural Communication
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Caribbean
  • ethnic identity
  • globalization
  • Multiracial
  • social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication

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