Above The Noise

Can Performative Activism Actually Make a Difference?

Season 5 Episode 17 | 7m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

Performative activism is usually defined as activism done to make yourself look good rather than because you're committed to a cause. But is performative activism always bad? True, it turns the spotlight on yourself, not the issue. On the other hand, jumping on a hashtag bandwagon could help raise awareness and lead to activism IRL.

Aired: 09/16/21

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Above The Noise is a local public television program presented by KQED.