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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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Self Tour of African American Life in Princeton Unveiled

A self-guided Heritage Tour, sponsored by the Witherspoon–Jackson Historical and Cultural Society (WJHCS) to commemorate 29 noted African American sites in Princeton, is about to become a reality.  For many decades Ms. Shirley Satterfield has been conducting educational tours of the…

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Two African American Studies Events, December 6, 2018

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, in 010 East Pyne, Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, in her talk “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism,” challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal…

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