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
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."
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.
Medical Textbooks Overwhelmingly Use Pictures of Young White Men
"You shouldn't have a 20-year-old with coronary artery disease."
black maternal health
When Will the US Protect Black Women From Dying in Childbirth?
Across the United States, politicians are taking steps toward enacting legislation that reduces racist bias against pregnant Black women and infants. But there's still a challenging journey ahead.
Disease Prediction Scores Based on DNA Have a Racial Bias, Study Finds
Polygenic scores were nearly five times less accurate for people of African descent than people of European descent, a new study has found.
White Cop Convicted of Fatally Shooting Teen Daughter's Black Boyfriend
After three mistrials, a jury convicted former Oklahoma police officer Shannon Kepler of manslaughter for the death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake in 2014.
VICE News Tonight on HBO
Campus argument over race goes viral as college erupts in turmoil
Some students are scared to express “nuanced” ideas at Evergreen State College
White Women Less Likely to Help Sexual Assault Victim If She's Black
Bystander intervention is seen as one of the most powerful tools in preventing on-campus sexual assaults—but a new study shows that white students feel "less personal responsibility" to help their black peers.
One black juror and 11 whites will decide the fate of the cop who killed Walter Scott
San Francisco cops disproportionately target minorities, DOJ says
Crime & Drugs
Stanford rape case judge recuses himself from all criminal cases
Judge Aaron Persky in June handed down a sentence of six months jail time to Brock Turner, an All-American swimmer and Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.