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
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.
Kimberly Lawson
4.16.19
DNA

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.
Mirjam Guesgen
3.29.19
crime

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.
Gabby Bess
10.19.17
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
VICE News
6.22.17
sexual assault

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.
Gabby Bess
3.13.17
police shootings

One black juror and 11 whites will decide the fate of the cop who killed Walter Scott

Tess Owen
11.3.16
News

San Francisco cops disproportionately target minorities, DOJ says

Tess Owen
10.12.16
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.
Brendan James
8.26.16
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