Race After Technology
Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code
"Race After Technology" by Ruha Benjamin delves into the ways that emerging technologies can perpetuate systems of White supremacy and deepen social injustice. Benjamin argues that automation, supposedly neutral, can actually reinforce discrimination and inequality. The concept of the "New Jim Code" is presented, which shows how discriminatory designs can explicitly amplify racial hierarchies or replicate social divisions. With this guide, readers will gain the tools to decode tech promises and question the technologies we both consume and create.
2019-07-06T02:00:19.000ZSo the dynamic @Ruha9 has written a brilliant book about the intersection of race and tech. The tentacles of racism wind their way all through Silicon Valley, AI, and emerging technology systems. Fascinating! @TrevorNoah – source
2019-09-18T14:48:27.000ZThis is a wonderful book. Everyone should read and learn from it. – source
2019-11-23T18:20:54.000ZMy top 10 books for 2019 A Kleinman, @AlbertoCairo, @amcafee, @stevenstrogatz, @JanelleCShane, @AngelaDSaini, @ruha9, S Russell, @GaryMarcus, @MelMitchell1 (yes, lots of #AI, of course) Reading Bryson's The Body" now.... [Oh, right, one called #DeepMedicine was pretty good ;-)] – source
2019-06-18T21:48:56.000ZYou’re so generous. Get this book. It is brilliant! – source
2019-05-19T00:33:06.000Z@ruha9 It is such a brilliant book!! ❤️❤️❤️ – source