Race after Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

by Ruha Benjamin

Race after Technology (2019, Polity Press)

172 pages

English language

Published Nov 8th 2019 by Polity Press.

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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.

Benjamin argues that automation, far from being a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, has the potential to hide, speed up, and deepen discrimination while appearing neutral and even benevolent when …

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  • Information technology
  • United states, race relations
  • Whites
  • African americans, social conditions
  • United states, social conditions, 21st century