Technology

A look at technological innovation and its impact on racial equity.

Blackface in the Digital Age
A 3D computer rendering of a human with a Black body but a white head.

Blackface in the Digital Age

How social spaces and tech profit off the exploitative use of Blackness and racial stereotypes in a repackaged and digitized version of blackface.

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The Growing Threat of Police Surveilling Social Media
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The Growing Threat of Police Surveilling Social Media

Police surveillance of social media often relies on data riddled with human error or interpreted with bias, which harms communities of color.

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How Digital Surveillance Threatens Reproductive Freedom
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How Digital Surveillance Threatens Reproductive Freedom

The fight against Roe v. Wade underscores how digital surveillance can be used to incriminate people seeking abortion care.

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The Harm in Circulating Graphic Videos of Police Brutality
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The Harm in Circulating Graphic Videos of Police Brutality

Sharing graphic videos of police brutality may raise awareness, but also cause harm and obfuscate the real effort needed to create change. 

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Why Black Online Daters Feel Invisible on Dating Apps
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Why Black Online Daters Feel Invisible on Dating Apps

Negative experiences and discrimination on dating apps are causing some Black people to feel alienated. Others are avoiding the apps altogether.

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Severing the Lines of Communication
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Severing the Lines of Communication

Privatizing prison technology and communication add a costly financial burden on incarcerated people and their families.

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Tracing Your Ancestral Roots Is Easy When You’re White
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Tracing Your Ancestral Roots Is Easy When You’re White

Many marginalized people can’t trace their ancestral roots due to forced relocation, enslavement, immigration, and premature death. While white people are at an advantage in both DNA testing and genealogy.

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How the Nextdoor App Modernized Racial Profiling
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How the Nextdoor App Modernized Racial Profiling

The Nextdoor app’s racist practices by users underscore the inherent problems of integrating unchecked stereotypes into technology.

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(Re)commit to social change.
Stop Urban Shield peaceful protest.

(Re)commit to social change.

Reflect on how to build solidarity for the long term, both as movements and individuals, in a struggle that spans decades and generations.

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Fight for reproductive justice.
Reproductive justice with Sistersong

Fight for reproductive justice.

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in over 650 organized events in support of reproductive rights, accelerated by the Texas abortion ban. Today, Kholiswa shares more about the history of reproductive justice and its role in a more equitable future.

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