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Social Justice

IU resources that are anti-racist across various thematic issues affecting various communities of colors.

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"We often call on technology to help solve problems. But when society defines, frames, and represents people of color as “the problem,” those solutions often do more harm than good. We’ve designed facial recognition technologies that target criminal suspects on the basis of skin color. We’ve trained automated risk profiling systems that disproportionately identify Latinx people as illegal immigrants. We’ve devised credit scoring algorithms that disproportionately identify black people as risks and prevent them from buying homes, getting loans, or finding jobs."

McIlwain, C. (2020, June 30). Of course technology perpetuates racism. It was designed that way. MIT Technology Reviewhttps://www.technologyreview.com/2020/06/03/1002589/technology-perpetuates-racism-by-design-simulmatics-charlton-mcilwain/

Resources Implicating Technology in Harmful Practice