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Facial Recognition is Accurate, If You’re a White Guy

While some facial recognition software can identify gender, the accuracy of its results varies by skin tone and gender, accurate 99 percent of the time if the photo is of white men, but erroneous up to 35 per cent of…

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Reversing roles typically held by women of color with white women — and vice versa.

A photo essay “Let’s Talk About Race” by photographer Chris Buck that is featured in  O, the Oprah Magazine‘s May 2017 issue on race, included “three photos that flipped stereotypical tropes on their heads . . . [and] depict a complex conversation…

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Focusing on the Hidden Horror of American Lynchings

Oliver Clasper, a London-born photographer and journalist, . . .  has set out to provoke a conversation with a project he calls The Spaces We Inherit. In photographs and interviews, he is documenting historic sites where African Americans were terrorized…

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Rare Images Shed Light on a Century of African-American Life

New York Times reported that “Cornell University Library has just made its Loewentheil Collection of African-American Photographs — 645 rare images dating from the 1860s through the 1960s that show a slice of American life not widely visible or preserved…

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How Artists Change the World

David Brooks comments on Frederick Douglass’s strategic use of photographic portraiture to breakthrough common stereotypes. “Douglass was redrawing people’s unconscious mental maps. He was erasing old associations about blackness and replacing them with new ones.”

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