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Intergeneratioanl Social Media Solidarity: Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Millennials
U.S. Congresswoman, Maxine Waters is eighty years old and extremely popular among African American millennials. This solidarity is evident in how this generation uses Waters facial expressions, quotes, and anti-Trump public declarations as memes, gifs, avatars and Twitter handles. This project uses social media analytics to examine how millennials express and build comity via Twitter with Representative Waters. I argue that this digital kinship is a demonstration of an intergenerational call and response modality, which is a building block of African American rhetoric. Additionally I assert that millennials and Waters are co-creating transgenerational meaning, particularly as Waters publicly embraces how millennials engage her persona.