Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Internet Memes and African American Studies post by Samuel Cardine

Greetings, Students. 

In recent years internet memes have become a means of articulating cultural expressions and creating new narratives.  In a Huffington Post article written by Carolyn Gregorie, she claims "that memes just might be the most democratic art form in history -- anyone with a good image and a funny can plug their ideas into a meme generator, and voila. Art is born."

Please take a moment to learn about memes and review the  blog post here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/17/are-internet-memes-a-form_n_1432076.html 

UK student, Samuel Cardine, posted an internet meme pertaining to African American Studies.

If you have any questions or concerns about the meme that Samuel posted please post them in the comment box.


  1. I feel that the meme Samuel selected to use is not only controversial, but its powerful. Every year there are respects paid to the incident of 9/11, but the era involving slaves and mistreatment tends to go unspoken. 9/11 wants to never be forgotten, but as Americans we are taught to forget or just be ignorant to the era of slave and African American history.

  2. I feel that the whole 9/11 things since it was just 13 years ago people want to talk about that because it is something to complain about. They don't complain about slavery because that was their doing. 9/11 was them being attacked so they want to complain about it.

  3. I agree with the previous posters. Why do many people want to forget about slavery? Ever since they were taught about it in middle school (and weren't mature enough to properly receive it) they have held the same old opinion about it, and are to frightened by the subject to ever go back and seriously consider it.