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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Black activists say hate speech policies and content moderation systems formulated by a company built by and dominated by white men fail the very people Facebook claims it's trying to protect. Not only are the voices of marginalized groups disproportionately stifled, Facebook rarely takes action on repeated reports of racial slurs, violent threats and harassment campaigns targeting black users, they say. read more


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

"Our criminal justice system is broken, and right at the heart of that problem is race, and we have to address this head on," [Elizabeth] Warren continued. "Study after study after study shows us that African Americans compared with whites are more likely to be -- for exactly the same crimes -- they're more likely to be arrested, they're more likely to be arraigned, they are more likely to be taken to trial," she said. "They are more likely to be wrongfully convicted and they are more likely to receive harsher sentences. That is a criminal justice system that is not only locking up too many people, it is a criminal justice system that has a problem of race right at the heart of it, and we need to call it out for what it is." read more


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