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How to Twerk: (Re)Stigmatizing Black Girls for Clickbait | Dr. Kyra Gaunt | TEDxEast
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A critical examination of the unintended consequences involved when girls upload videos of themselves; who actually benefits? Who is hurt?

Dr. Kyra Gaunt is a digital media scholar, a professor at Baruch College at the City University of New York, and an inaugural TED Fellow. She is the author of The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop (NYUP), winner of the Alan Merriam Book Prize in ethnomusicology. She brings her experience as a black classically-trained musician and jazz improviser to her study of music, technology, and marginalized groups with a particular interest in algorithms, invisible audiences, and the unintended consequences of growing up online.

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