Race-related conversations remain divided on social media

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Current events drive plenty of race-related conversation on social media, but many of those conversations are still divided, according to a new Pew Research Center study released Monday.

Social media has provided a home for much of America’s discourse about race in the country. From Black Twitter to prominent hashtags such as #BlackLivesMatter, #Ferguson and #OscarsSoWhite, Twitter especially has provided a way for social media users to boost awareness around issues of race. 

But, in data gathered from Twitter for a 15-month period beginning in January 2015, and in a survey of 3,769 adult Americans, Pew researchers found that many of those conversations are still segregated along racial lines.  Read more…

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