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Under the Blacklight, Part 7: Mobilizing Whiteness to “Re-Open America,” May 6, 2020

“This week, we turn our discussion to unpacking the ways that an ideology of whiteness has become central to the American response to COVID-19. In cities across the country, we’ve witnessed small but telling protests that deploy the debased frameworks…

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House Passes Anti-Lynching Bill After 120 Years of Failure

New York Times: “A measure to add lynching to the United States Criminal Code passed in the House. The Senate passed a version of the bill last year. Once the bills are formally reconciled, the legislation can be sent to…

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Ruha Benjamin in Conversation with Eddie Glaude Jr., September 19, 2019

Eddie Glaude Jr., chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, and Ruha Benjamin, associate professor in the department, engage in conversation at the launch of  Benjamin’s new book, “Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New…

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‘Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia’

Janine Jackson of the program CounterSpin interviews Ruha Benjamin on racism and technology on the publication of her new book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. The transcript and MP3 file can be reached by clicking…

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N.Y.P.D. Use of Surveillance Technology on Adolescent Photos

“The New York Police Department has been loading thousands of arrest photos of children and teenagers into a facial recognition database despite evidence the technology has a higher risk of false matches in younger faces. . . . Technology that…

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