racism

Asian-Americans are using Slack groups to explain racism to their parents

Asian-Americans are using Slack groups to explain racism to their parents

Asian-Americans have long been “triangulated” in race conversations in America, according to Claire Kim, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine—that is, they are seen as standing outside a conversation perceived to be taking place between Black and white people.  How to be an ally The premise of the group is disarmingly simple: …

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High School Students and Alumni Are Using Social Media to Expose Racism

High School Students and Alumni Are Using Social Media to Expose Racism

“I get a lot of DMs from people sending racist things their classmates have said online, things people have said in livestreams, on Snapchat stories,” she said. “If I have their Instagram or Snapchat, I’ll post that along with their racist behavior because I believe in having productive conversations. My aim is not to send …

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Black roboticists on racism, bias, and building better AI

Black roboticists on racism, bias, and building better AI

Jasmine Lawrence works with the Everyday Robots project from Alphabet’s X moonshot factory. She thinks there’s a lot of unanswered ethical questions about how to use robots and how to think of them: Are they slaves or tools? Do they replace or complement people? As a product manager, she said, confronting some of those questions can …

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Video game companies vow to fight racism in their communities, but offer few details

Video game companies vow to fight racism in their communities, but offer few details

But in many cases those same companies offered little detail when it came to addressing their intentions on that last point — the one which most directly impacts gamers. The silence in that regard left many in and around the gaming community wondering why even basic, text-based instances of racism continue to persist in some …

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Why we need broader coalitions to combat environmental racism and climate change

Why we need broader coalitions to combat environmental racism and climate change

Demands for climate action have largely faded into the background as the covid-19 pandemic, the economic meltdown, and widespread protests over police brutality have seized the world’s attention. But for Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the director of climate policy at the Roosevelt Institute and one of the architects of the Green New Deal, the issues are inextricably …

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Yes, The ‘Karen’ Twitter Poll Is A Parody. So Chill Out, Twitter!

Annoyed young woman looking at smartphone, potentially reading the Twitter comments about the Karen … [+] debate. Getty They call themselves #BidenBoys and say they’re discriminated against as members of the JLGBTQ (J for journalist). Now, they’ve posted a poll on Twitter asking if people think the use of the term ‘Karen’ should be banned. …

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Latest viral selfie app exposes the racism humans can embed in AI

In showing the data behind the machine, ImageNet Roulette has revealed how human racism and bias can be become embedded in robotic systems. You may have seen screenshots from ImageNet Roulette circulating on social platforms as the latest viral selfie-analyser took off. ImageNet Roulette works a bit differently to the FaceApps, arty doppelgangers, age guessers …

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