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claim, however Boyd's claim is very far fetched and nearly impossible to statistically prove to begin with. The attention drawn to the racial meaning behind high school terms such as "dirty kids" "gangsters" and "terrorists" comes off as one of Boyd's strongest points. The terms act as an outlet to racial segregation without sounding like a racist out loud. The racial context and slurs that lie behind the group labels directly correlate to the obvious shared characteristic that exists within each group. Boyd also mentions the segregation of where each race sits at lunch as a compelling argument. She explains how "attitudes, words,and adjectives used by students signal the social divided that still
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exits." Boyd illustrates value to be the stases of most importance. As she is collecting and analyzing the cyber data she is interested in, she becomes more and more concerned with what this trend means for the people of our nation. Boyd leads us to question if this trend is simply human nature, or is this a bad thing? Are finding those with shared characteristics for comfort good for the structure of our nation, or detrimental? Each person's value's come from their families and the background they are associated with, Boyd argues that value is what lead to the white flight both to suburbia and to Facebook. The influence of parents, fear of consequences, and moral panic are values that are most important to certain groups in society. "What boundaries should exits, how to manage racism, and other race and ethnicity driven dialogues" are questions asked by Boyd pertaining to value and jurisdiction on the subject. Facebook suggests the same values reflected by the suburbs. Boyd explains that students also mentioned they were drawn to Facebook due to the features, aesthetics or friendship networks. While that may be true, Daynah argues that it still does not disconnect from the issue of race and class, suggesting that all are very closely related.
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  • Spring '08
  • JennyAshlock
  • Sociology, Boyd, Daynah Boyd

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