Charlton D. McIlwain
Charlton D. McIlwain chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology, and the Internet, the subject of his new book, Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the Afronet to Black Lives Matter (Oxford University Press).
"McIlwain has written the first digital history book that explains in crystal clear terms exactly how Big Tech came to be an engine for inequality. Black Software is an utterly fascinating, painstakingly researched origin story of black cyberculture...It will change the way you think about computers, fairness, racial identity, and America as a technological nation." -- Lisa Nakamura.
Charlton D. McIlwain is Vice Provost of Faculty Engagement & Development at New York University, and Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU's Steinhardt School. He is also the Founder of the Center for Critical Race & Digital Studies, and the co-author of Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns.
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