This chapter is an analysis of common white netizens' responses to the killing of Trayvon Martin and to the viral video, "Kony 2012." It argues that such responses are a form of "racialized slacktivism," that is, an effort to return to a sense of oneself as a good, happy white person by going through the motions of demonstrating an antiracist online version of oneself.
Engles, Tim, "Racialized Slacktivism: Social Media Performances of White Antiracism" (2017). Faculty Research & Creative Activity. 240.