On March 31, Kimberly Moffitt, an associate professor of American studies, guest hosted The Marc Steiner Show on WEAA Radio. During the program, Moffitt led a cultural roundtable segment on youth and social media and Confederate flags on license plates. Donald Snyder, senior lecturer of media and communication studies who developed and teaches a course entitled Social Media: Networking and Mobility, participated in the engaging discussion and reflected on the meaning of social media for today’s youth.
“People made questionable decisions before social media. The key distinction is that social media creates a sort of permanence to those bad decisions,” Snyder said. “And in thinking about that issue, the point becomes in terms of the young people, is making sure they are understanding the implications of the decisions they make.”
Other panelists included Catalina Byrd, media consultant, political strategist, and co-host of “No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles” on WEAA and Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, assistant professor of communication and affiliate assistant professor of African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland. To listen to the segment in its entirety, click here.