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Race after Technology Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

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ISBN-10: 1509526390

ISBN-13: 9781509526390

Edition: 2019

Authors: Ruha Benjamin

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From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and deepen social inequity. Far from a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, Benjamin argues that automation has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racism of a previous era. Presenting the concept of the "New Jim Code," she shows how a range of discriminatory designs encode inequity: by explicitly amplifying racial hierarchies, by ignoring but thereby replicating social divisions, or by aiming to fix racial bias but…    
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Book details

List price: $124.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 6/21/2019
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 172
Size: 5.30" wide x 8.40" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English