racial bias

facial-recognition

Racial Bias in AI Isn’t Getting Better and Neither Are Researchers’ Excuses

Another machine learning algorithm has failed to work for people of color. What is it going to take for this to stop?
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.29.19
race-identity

From Yulsue to Briana: 11 POC on Changing Their Names to Sound More White

"They reposted the position and I sent the exact same resume and cover letter but used my middle name, Daniel. They wrote me back the next day for an interview."
Janae Price
6.3.19
identity-race

Black Children at White Schools Are More Likely to Be Told They Have a Learning Disability

Disability classifications in the U.S. are subjective and inconsistent, and prone to bias based on context.
Shayla Love
5.30.19
tech-features

Medical Textbooks Overwhelmingly Use Pictures of Young White Men

"You shouldn't have a 20-year-old with coronary artery disease."
Rose Eveleth
5.9.19
Science

Putting on a Police Uniform Makes People Feel More Biased: Researchers

Researchers suggest police uniforms might be able induce bias in people.
Jake Kivanc
2.14.17
ethnicity

​Do Football Managers Pigeonhole Black Players?

In his latest book, The Secret Footballer claims that managers pigeonhole black players into certain positions. Do last week's starting line-ups support his theory?
Joe Lo
1.27.16
News

We Asked a Lawyer if Dylann Roof Could Face Terrorism Charges

The things the alleged Charleston shooter reportedly said to his victims might give prosecutors cause to bust out the T-word.
Mike Pearl
6.19.15
News

What Having a ‘Cop’s Cop’ as Police Chief Really Means for Toronto

The message behind the "cop's cop" moniker is clear; it means that Saunders relates with rank-and-file officers and, more importantly, that he will be loyal to them and to the dominant policing culture in Toronto.
Desmond Cole
4.22.15