Abstract

Abstract:

Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem caused heated debates on Twitter. Users expressed emotions by using the hashtags #Kaepernick and #BLM. Based on Papacharissi's (2016) affective publics, this study conducted sentiment analysis to interpret the sentiment toward Kaepernick's protest. The hashtag #BLM contributed to the formation of positive sentiments. While most tweets with negative sentiments criticized Kaepernick and his protest, others tweeted negative words to express their feelings about racism.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1940-5073
Print ISSN
1558-4313
Pages
pp. 39-60
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-12
Open Access
No
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