Barnett publishes essay in international journal of hate studies


Sept. 29, 2017

Brett Barnett, Slippery Rock University professor of communication, recently had his essay, "League of the South's Internet Rhetoric: Neo-Confederate Community-Building Online," published in The Journal of Hate Studies, an international, peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the study of what hate is, where it comes from and how to combat it.

The essay examines how the neo-Confederate group, League of the South, used its website to attract members to its community the week preceding the Confederate flag's removal from South Carolina's state Capitol amid the nationwide backlash against Confederate symbols that occurred after the deadly June 17, 2015, Charleston church shootings.