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How Airbnb Can Fight Racial Discrimination

Having experienced discrimination from hosts in the popular online accommodations marketplace, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, suggests a way the business can be held accountable under civil rights law.  She also…

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Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem

In her New York Times op-ed (Sunday, June 26, 2016), Kate Crawford, principal researcher at Microsoft and co-chair of a White House symposium on society and A.I., draws attention to the discrimination “being built into . . . machine-learning algorithms….

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‘This can’t happen by accident.’

While focusing on one county in Georgia, Emily Badger writing in the Washington Post describes a housing values phenomenon occurring throughout the country.  “Nationwide, home values in predominantly African American neighborhoods have been the least likely to recover. Across the…

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Jen Cort: Talking about Discrimination, Racism and Other Tough Topics

On Thursday, April 28 at 7 pm, Not in Our Town is co-sponsoring a talk by educational consultant Jen Cort, who partners with schools to create growth in relation to diversity, discusses talking to children and teens about religious discrimination…

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Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered

In this New York Times article, Susan Dynarski describes how a new screening system identified significantly more gifted black and Hispanic children than occurred when schools relied on teacher and parent referrals.

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