The digital racist fellowship behind the anti-Aboriginal internet memes

Ryan Al-Natour

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In Australian social media platforms, non-Indigenous social media users commonly utilize digital spaces to communicate anti-Aboriginal racism. This article investigates the phenomenon of anti-Aboriginal internet memes that appear across Australian social media pages and closely examines the prominent racializations evident in these memes. This article discusses 19 internet memes and how they function in the development of a racist colonial digital movement. As this article uncovers, several racializations targeting Aboriginality in relation to skin colour and several racist stereotypes are communicated in these memes. This article unpacks the vulgarity of these internet memes and the ways they sustain a racist digital bond among participants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-805
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Sociology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2020


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