Archive | Racism

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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GM Employees Say Racist Shit Is Still Happening at Ohio Plant After Multiple Lawsuits

Last November, a suit filed in federal court alleged that General Motors failed to address workplace racism at its transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio. “Whites only” bathroom signs and nooses left hanging were just a few of the things black workers said they were subjected to. And it seems like the behavior hasn’t…Read more… Continue […]

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Israel Begins Ethnically Cleansing Its Population

To the surprise of no one who has been paying attention to Israel’s steady march towards ethnonationalism, Netanyahu’s extremist right wing government has begun to purge its population of people it finds undesirable. And they just happen to be black: The Israeli government has issued a notice for …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Racists Rush to Throw Money at Crowdfunding Campaign for Trump’s Viagra Wall

On Sunday, December 16th, Brian Kolfage, a right wing personality that pops up in the news every now and then, started a Gofundme page to raise (insert Dr. Evil voice) One Billion Dollars moohoohahahahaha! Naturally, thousands of white Republican voters suffering from “economic anxiety” rushed …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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After Dota 2 Team Fails To Ban One Of Its Players, Valve Does It For Them

Yesterday, professional Dota 2 player Carlo “Kuku” Palad was banned from a major tournament due to making what were seen as racist comments in a match last month. Prior to this move, Dota developer Valve had condemned Palad’s behavior but refused to inject itself directly into the matter, calling instead on teams to…Read more… Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Bernie Sanders Still Can’t Talk About Racism

Photo: Jeff Mitchell/Getty Images Bernie Sanders lost the 2016 Democratic primary because black women – the Democratic Party’s most reliable voting bloc – voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton during the early Southern primaries, giving her a delegate lead he could never overcome….  To … Continue reading

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America In 2018: Black Man Blocked From Entering Own Apartment By White Woman

Having grown up with many black friends in London, I remember noticing at a certain age that they were treated differently by authority figures. At 13 or 14, my black friends were always disproportionately targeted by teachers for causing trouble, eyed suspiciously whenever we went into stores, and …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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