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UW Today Highlights New Research from Ince & Co-Authors

Posted: 3/16/2022 (CSDE in the News)

Using large-scale news media and social media data, CSDE Affiliate Jelani Ince and co-authors from Indiana University show that nationwide Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests occur concurrently with sharp increases in public attention to components of the BLM agenda. The authors also show that attention to BLM and related concepts is not limited to these brief periods of protest but is sustained after protest has ceased, suggesting that protest events incited a change in public awareness of BLM’s vision of social change and the dissemination of antiracist ideas into popular discourse. This research is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; you can read the UW News coverage of the article here.

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