A brief history of the phrase “Die Techie Scum,” which has been appeared as graffiti on San Francisco walls, handed out on postcards, printed on shirts, and yelled at commuters to Silicon Valley. The die [fill in the blank] scum construction has been used frequently in the past thirty years, most often when issues of gentrification are at play, such as “Die Yuppie Scum,” used in protests in New York City in the 1980s.
Die [Fill in the Blank] Scum: A short history
Annie Powers is an assistant editor of Boom and a Ph.D. student in history at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on culture and violence in the nineteenth-century United States. She also dabbles in pop culture and memory in modern California.
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Annie Powers; Die [Fill in the Blank] Scum: A short history. Boom 1 June 2014; 4 (2): 92–93. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.2.92
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