Choose a hashtag to explore (i.e. #metoo #blacklivesmatter) and write a two-page essay were you address the following:
- 1. Provide a brief history of the hashtag (what is the context or incident that initiated the hashtag?)
- 2. Find a social media post/meme that is related to the hashtag and explain the significance of post/meme (include image in document).
- 3. Find a social media post/meme that opposes or contradicts the hashtag and explain the significance of post/meme (include image in document).
- 4. What’s your opinion on the hashtag?
- 5. Provide 3 reasons for your view.
- 6. Do you think this hashtag is framed from a “structural functionalist, conflict theorist, or symbolic interactionist” perspective and why?
- 7. Finally, make up a hashtag as if you made a post and joined the discussion (i.e. #metootoo, #equitymatters)