This article discusses how social media is used to promote visual art exhibitions and performances related to racism and racist practices. Current examples of such art exhibitions and performances are highlighted. Curricular strategies are suggested for using social media in teaching students about racism and its effects using Critical Race Theory, the examination and discourse of mainstream media, visual culture, historical and contemporary artworks, and creating and publishing counter-narrative responses via social media.
Keywords: social media and art, implicit-bias in art, socially engaged art curriculum, art-based counter narratives, critical race theory
How to Cite:
Lawton, P. H., (2016) “Teaching for Respect and Understanding of Difference: Social Media and Contemporary Art as Vehicles for Addressing Racism”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education 33(1), p.124-136. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jcrae.4899