Jessie Daniels, a professor at the City University of New York, is the author of "Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights." She is a co-editor of the scholarly blog, Racism Review, and is on Twitter.
UPDATED JUNE 24, 2015, 6:47 AM
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