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WSU Will Discuss Effects of YouTube
WSU Will Discuss Effects of YouTube

Information from Winona State University's Office of Public Information

Winona State University will host “Sh*t Folks Say: An Examination of Society, Pop Culture and YouTube” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Stark Science Lab 103.

This year, a YouTube phenomenon spread across the Internet. The video series initially began with the viral video, "Sh*t Girls Say," a one-minute clip poking fun at stereotypes of women. This video was swiftly followed by "Sh*t Black Girls Say,” “Sh*t Latina Girls Say,” “Sh*t Gay Guys Say” and "Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls." These videos seem humorous, but feelings of humor are joined by complex and unnerving depictions of social issues plaguing the 21st century.

The YouTube videos have ignited a firestorm, starting conversations on Facebook and in the newsroom of Anderson Cooper. These viral videos have begun to allow society to examine the often-ignored contemporary view on race and evaluate the progress on a myriad of diversity related topics and issues.

Members of Hamline University's PRIDE Black Student Alliance will host an interactive conversation on these videos that allow for candid examination of race, gender, identity and its many intersections, and how it is played out digitally and personally.

This event is co-sponsored by the Inclusion and Diversity Office, GLBTA, Black Student Union, Phi Beta Sigma- Gamma Alpha Omicron Chapter WSU, Hmong American Student Association, Asian Awareness Club, VOCES, EVOLVE, FORGE, PAVE and Sisters of Strength (SOS).

This event is free and open to the public.

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