Biometric identification — of which DNA testing is a form of along with fingerprinting, facial recognition, etc. — was not created in a race-neutral vacuum.
While touting tech ‘advancements’ as being explicitly based in eugenics or scientific racism may be out of fashion, that doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
Social media is reshaping the medical industry’s abuse or, at least, the extent to which that abuse can be shared. It also provides a platform where workers can reinforce dangerous beliefs.
Robyn Crawford deserves to have the space to share how much she loved Whitney Houston. We cannot demand that once-closeted queer folks never speak of their relationships.
For a presidential candidate to truly acknowledge white nationalism and white supremacy within the United States, they would also have to be honest about the role that federal agencies have played.
T.I. is not an anomaly but a representative of a greater framework that dehumanizes black women.
At the end of the day, their mistake was simple: they sent her body to the masjid.
Many have expressed concerns that facial recognition will only codify various forms of oppression and research is making that alarmingly clear.
“They created these conditions.”
It’s unlikely that this will be the last algorithm to show bias against Black patients.