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Watchmen’s Internal Clock Is Finally Running on Time

As emotionally-charged and dense as Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen has been, there have been more than a few moments that made it easy to lose sight of the fact that the series is still very much a comic book adaptation. But this week’s episode—“She Was Killed By Space Junk”—is a triumphant tribute to the source material…Read […]

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Watchmen’s Internal Clock Is Finally Running on Time

As emotionally-charged and dense as Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen has been, there have been more than a few moments that made it easy to lose sight of the fact that the series is still very much a comic book adaptation. But this week’s episode—“She Was Killed By Space Junk”—is a triumphant tribute to the source material…Read […]

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A Major Hospital Algorithm Is Biased Against Black Patients

Computers can do many jobs more quickly than humans, but they tend to copy our mistakes—after all, they learned it from watching us. Scientists have found that a major algorithm used in hospitals is biased against black patients, because it’s reflecting racial health disparities that already existed. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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A Major Hospital Algorithm Is Biased Against Black Patients

Computers can do many jobs more quickly than humans, but they tend to copy our mistakes—after all, they learned it from watching us. Scientists have found that a major algorithm used in hospitals is biased against black patients, because it’s reflecting racial health disparities that already existed. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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HBO’s Watchmen Wants to Dig into the Heart of American Racism…by Making You Like Cops

The first 15 minutes or so of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen are some of the most agonizing moments of television this year. They squarely focus on the brutalization of multiple black Americans during the infamous Tulsa race riots—a day when mobs of crazed white people descended upon, attacked, and murdered black…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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HBO’s Watchmen Wants to Dig into the Heart of American Racism…by Making You Like Cops

The first 15 minutes or so of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen are some of the most agonizing moments of television this year. They squarely focus on the brutalization of multiple black Americans during the infamous Tulsa race riots—a day when mobs of crazed white people descended upon, attacked, and murdered black…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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See How AI Stereotypes You

Computers think they know who you are. Artificial intelligence algorithms can recognize objects from images, even faces. But we rarely get a peek under the hood of facial recognition algorithms. Now, with ImageNet Roulette, we can watch an AI jump to conclusions. Some of its guesses are funny, others…racist.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Top Republicans Are Blaming Video Games for the White Terrorist Attacks

Dear Republicans, say it with me: White terr-or-ism. White supremacy. Domestic terrorism. Guns. Hate. Insecurity. Ignorance. Money. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Top Republicans Are Blaming Video Games for the White Terrorist Attacks

Dear Republicans, say it with me: White terr-or-ism. White supremacy. Domestic terrorism. Guns. Hate. Insecurity. Ignorance. Money. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Report: Rick Fox’s Esports Organization Plans To Sell League Of Legends Slot To Rams, Arsenal Owner

Former LA Laker Rick Fox’s esports organization Team Echo Fox plans to sell its slot in the North American League of Legends Championship Series to Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke, according to a new report by ESPN.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Riot Games Tells Rick Fox’s Esports Organization To Remove Investor Accused Of Bigotry

League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) commissioner Chris Greeley said in a statement today that if esports organization Echo Fox doesn’t remove an investor accused of making threats and using hate speech within 60 days, Riot Games would take action that could “adversely impact the future of Echo Fox in the LCS.”Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Teach Your Kids How to Respond to Hate Speech Online

The main thing that’s keeping me from allowing my eight-year-old son to join all his friends on popular online multiplayer games isn’t a fear that he’s going to give personal information away to creeps. It’s that I don’t want him exposed to the hate speech that is so prevalent online.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Report: Rick Fox Leaving Esports Organization Because Of Racist Comments By Shareholder

Retired NBA star turned esports entrepreneur Rick Fox is preparing to cut ties with Echo Fox, the competitive gaming organization he helped found, after another shareholder allegedly used racial slurs during an email exchange, according to a report by Dexerto.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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GM Employees to Receive Civil Rights Training After Racist Shit Happened at Ohio Plant

According to multiple lawsuits filed late last year, General Motors failed to address multiple acts of workplace racism in its Toledo transmission plant. Black workers reportedly were subjected to “whites only” signs on bathrooms, swastikas drawn on walls, were frequently called racial slurs, and nooses were left…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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HBO’s Lovecraft Country Could Be Everything Green Book Wasn’t

There are as many valid criticisms of Peter Farrelly’s Best Picture Oscar-winner Green Book as there are listings in Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book. But an upcoming adaptation has a lot more potential to tell the real story, even if there are Lovecraftian monsters involved.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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