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How My Friendly Neighborhood Listserv Became a Racial and Political Battleground

Something about the internet turns cheerful neighbors into the worst of online trolls

Image: Shannon Fagan/Getty Images

I’ve rarely witnessed a fistfight between neighbors.

Yet some days I feel like we fight constantly. Instead of using our fists, we battle with the words typed…

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Robin Kirk

Robin Kirk

Kirk is the author of Righting Wrongs: 20 human rights heroes around the world. She teaches human rights at Duke University.