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'Automated Racism': Chinese Police Are Reportedly Using AI to Identify Minority Faces

Facial recognition technology can target entire populations of a specific demographic, and in the wrong hands, can be used as a powerful tool for discrimination. In China, this isn’t a cautionary tale, it’s already happening.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Facial Recognition, Racial Profiling

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group.
Tags: News, Police, China, Artificial Intelligence, Cameras, Muslim, Racial Profiling, Computer Vision, Minorities, Lee, Computers and the Internet, Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Uighurs (Chinese Ethnic Group, Kai-Fu, Megvii Technology Ltd

Brooklyn Man Found Guilty in Murder of Jogger Karina Vetrano

A Queens jury took only a few hours to convict Chanel Lewis, 22, of strangling Ms. Vetrano as she jogged in a park. His DNA was found on her body.
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Queens, Police Brutality, Chanel, Ny, Racial Profiling, Confessions, Blacks, Forensic Science, Murders, Lewis, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Misconduct and Shootings, Race and Ethnicity, Police Department (NYC

‘Race-Biased Dragnet’: DNA From 360 Black Men Was Collected to Solve Vetrano Murder, Defense Lawyers Say

Lawyers for the man on trial for killing Karina Vetrano say prosecutors withheld details about DNA testing that might have been useful to the defense.
Tags: News, Sex Crimes, Chanel, Ny, Racial Profiling, Blacks, Forensic Science, Murders, Lewis, Legal Aid Society, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Race and Ethnicity, Police Department (NYC, Vetrano, Karina (1986-2016, Howard Beach (Queens

Supreme Court To Hear Case On Racial Bias In Jury Selection

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn’t get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials. Three convictions were tossed out, and two other juries couldn’t reach unanimous verdicts. This week, the Supreme Court will consider whether his conviction and death sentence in a sixth trial should stand or be overturned for a familiar reason: because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury. The ju...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Georgia, Ap, Davis, Evans, Jackson, Flowers, Racial Profiling, U S Supreme Court, Mississippi Supreme Court, Jason Davis, Jim Hood, Doug Evans

California Police Report Minuscule Number Of Racial Profiling Complaints

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward. The panel’s most recent report found 17 percent of California’s law enforcement agencies reported not a single complaint in 2017. And of 659 profiling complaints that were filed in a state of nearly 40 million people, just 1...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, Police, New York City, Sacramento, Ap, Racism, Canada, United States, California Highway Patrol, West Coast, CHP, Naacp, Riverside County, San Diego County

A Border Agent Detained Two Americans Speaking Spanish. Now They Have Sued.

The A.C.L.U. sued Customs and Border Protection after an agent told two women last year he was asking for their IDs because they spoke Spanish.
Tags: News, Montana, Customs, Racial Profiling, Ana, Border Protection, American Civil Liberties Union, SUDA, Hispanic-Americans, Immigration and Emigration, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Immigration Detention, Customs and Border Protection (US, Constitution (US, Havre (Mont

"It doesn't really matter what I believe or anyone else believes."

On "State of the Union," yesterday morning, Jake Tapper talked to Terry McAuliffe about the Ralph Northam problem. Transcript. Video:McAuliffe was the governor of Virginia just before Northam, and Northam was his lieutenant governor, so McAuliffe could not avoid vouching for the man he was there to denounce. And with Northam having made such a fool of himself saying one thing and then another, it was important for McAuliffe to sound competent and lucid as he put together the argument that Northa...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Dorothy, Racial Profiling, Jake Tapper, Jake, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe, Ralph, Tapper, Ralph Northam, Northam, Ann Althouse, Gov. Northam, Northam Tapper

Saba feat. theMIND: SIRENS

“SIRENS,” the second half of the track “BUSY/SIRENS” from Saba’s album Care for Me, is a poignant portrayal of misaccused black men. “Riding through the city / I’m young, I’m black, I’m guilty / I know one time wanna kill / They don’t know me but they fear me,” he begins his first verse. With cutting cadence, Saba tackles topics ranging from police brutality to racial profiling …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Hip-hop, Police Brutality, Racial Profiling, New Music, SABA, Sirens

Google reportedly paid £4,000 to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit in the UK

Google paid £4,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit that claims it did not do enough to protect a contractor from being racially profiled while working on an undercover project for Google Maps in shopping malls, reports the Guardian. The contractor, a UK citizen of Moroccan descent, said he was subjected to frequent harassment, including being asked if he was a terrorist, while gathering information about wi-fi signals inside stores, and the situation was exacerbated because he was instruct...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, UK, London, Tech, Diversity, United Kingdom, Guardian, Google-Maps, Racial Profiling, Racial Discrimination, Rashid, NDA, Ahmed Rashid

A Body of Many Parts: On Diversity and Unity

When God scattered men like seeds riding the wind, with mixed tongues and confused speech, He always meant for the corners of the world to inhabit praise. He always meant for His name to go far and wide. I imagine the tower of Babel, the hands of men making their way to the heavens by sheer will and determination and no small measure of pride. The arrogance to stay huddled and similar when all along God commands us to reach further than we’re comfortable. Genesis 11:1 says, “Now the whole earth ...
Tags: Inspiration, Diversity, Racism, Community, Pride, Racial Profiling, Christ, Hate, Reflection, Babel, Pentecost, Tower of Babel, Systemic Oppression

The effort to lure white South African farmers to Russia — which offers "abundant farmland, relative safety and a country that holds tight to traditional Christian values."

"What is not said — but clearly understood — is how this fits neatly into the identity politics of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin," WaPo reports.The West may view Putin largely as a strategic and military adversary. Yet inside Russia, much of his support grows from the idea of Russia as the caretaker for a white, Christian and old-style order — rejecting “so-called tolerance, genderless and infertile,” in Putin’s own words in 2013....There is Russia’s declining population and fresh ambitions ...
Tags: Law, Putin, Russia, South Africa, Farming, Racial Profiling, Stavropol, Ann Althouse, Vladimir Putin WaPo, Victor -RSB- Poluboyarenko, Johannes du Toit, Jan Geldenhuys

IBM developed NYPD surveillance tools that let cops pick targets based on skin color

The NYPD's secretive Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center uses software from IBM in its video analytics system, which allows cops to automatically scan surveillance footage for machine-generated labels that identify clothing and other identifying classifiers. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, New York City, Race, Surveillance, Machine Learning, Ibm, Ai, Authoritarianism, Nypd, Racial Profiling, ML, Vichy Nerds, The Big Blue Line, Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center

UPDATE: Asian Women Involved In Racial Incident At Overdrive Lounge Has Been FIRED + Porsche Issues Statement…

The disturbing incident that occurred at the Overdrive Lounge in Atlanta has gone viral and the woman involved has been terminated from her position at Porsche. As previously reported, a group of African-American party-goers celebrating a friend’s birthday were rudely interrupted by an Asian woman and her Caucasian friends who felt it would be funny to taunt the group by sitting in their section uninvited. When asked to move, she responded with expletives and oddly enough, the enraged party...
Tags: Wtf, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Porsche, Racial Profiling, Atlanta Gossip, Racial Issues, Navy Employees Accuse Black Customer Of Stealing, Overdrive Lounge, Solis Restaurant, Sonya Pate, Atlanta Restaurant Solis Overdrive Lounge Involved

Tamar Braxton Breaks Silence About Delta Ordeal, Accuses Pilot Of Using N-Word During Dispute…

Tamar Braxton has broken her silence and is finally speaking out about the incident that occurred a few weeks back while she was traveling on Delta. If you recall, Braxton’s sister Towanda posted video footage of Tamar being scolded by a Delta pilot (click HERE if you missed that) and accused the airlines of racial profiling. [FLASHBACK: Delta Issues Statement Regarding Tamar Braxton’s ‘Racial Profiling’ Incident… ] Tamar has now hit the tweets with her version of the incident and she asser...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Delta, Racial Profiling, Evelyn, Tamar, Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Towanda, Atlanta Gossip, Racial Issues, Towanda Braxton

Another Atlanta Restaurant (Solis Overdrive Lounge) Accused of Discriminatory Behavior…

An incident that occurred over the weekend at an Atlanta restaurant has gone viral and many are calling for a public apology from the restaurant. A group of black patrons were holding a birthday gathering at Overdrive Lounge in Atlanta, when an Asian woman and her Caucasian male friend abruptly interrupted the gathering by invading their space. When asked politely to leave their reserved area, the woman taunted them with profane language.  A manager soon got involved and the situation ended wi...
Tags: Wtf, Featured, Celebrities, Atlanta, Nike, Racial Profiling, Atlanta Gossip, Racial Issues, Atlanta Restaurant, Navy Employees Accuse Black Customer Of Stealing, Overdrive Lounge

WTF?!? ‘Bait Truck’ Filled With Nike Sneakers Allegedly Used To Entrap Chicago Teens… (VIDEO)

Chicago Police are under fire after allegedly parking a ‘bait truck’ full of designer shoes in an impoverished neighborhood, two days in a row. A joint investigation by Chicago PD and the Norfolk Southern Railroad reportedly used a truck loaded with Nike Shoes left abandoned in a predominently black area as a lure for potential thieves. The sting was caught on camera and shared via social media and many are calling the operation racist and entrapment. Details below… (more…) Relate...
Tags: Wtf, Celebrities, News, Instagram, Atlanta, Nike, Chicago, Racial Profiling, Chicago Pd, Norfolk Southern railroad, For Discussion, Racial Issues, OPEN POST, Nike Shoes, D.l. Hughley, Bait Truck

A Manager Asked a Black Man to Leave the Pool at His Own Apartment Complex

A white manager of an Indianapolis apartment complex has been put on administrative leave after asking a black resident sitting by the pool to leave.
Tags: News, Social Media, Indianapolis, Discrimination, Racial Profiling, Blacks, Race and Ethnicity, Indianapolis (Ind, Shayne Holland, River Crossing at Keystone

Black Man Asked to Leave Pool Area at His Apartment Complex by Manager

A white manager of an Indianapolis apartment complex has been put on administrative leave after she asked a black resident by the pool area to leave.
Tags: News, Social Media, Indianapolis, Discrimination, Racial Profiling, Blacks, Race and Ethnicity, Indianapolis (Ind, Shayne Holland, River Crossing at Keystone

Cop called on black man in his own pool

Shayne Holland was asked to leave the pool in his own apartment complex Friday. When he showed proof of residency, an off-duty cop snatched his keys. Video shows both the cop and the property manager ordering him out. He is black; they are white. "She didn't introduce herself, she didn't say hello," said Holland. "She says, 'do you live here?' I'm like, 'yes, I live here, I wouldn't be here if I didn't live here.'" Holland said the woman pressed him further, asking him to tell her exactly w...
Tags: Video, News, Indianapolis, Racism, Holland, Racial Profiling, The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, River Crossing, Shayne Holland

A Black Man Wore Socks in the Pool. After Calling the Police on Him, a Manager Got Fired.

The man and his girlfriend, who said they were the only black people at the pool, questioned why the “proper pool attire” rule was not equally enforced.
Tags: News, Racial Profiling, Blacks, Swimming Pools, Porter, Kevin, Walker, Erica, Yates, Camry, Memphis (Tenn

A Black Oregon Lawmaker Was Knocking on Doors. Someone Called the Police.

A caller thought State Representative Janelle Bynum, who was canvassing in her district, was “casing the neighborhood” and might rob the homes.
Tags: News, Oregon, Social Media, Racial Profiling, Blacks, Janelle, Bynum, State Legislatures, Race and Ethnicity, Portland (Ore, Midterm Elections (2018, Janelle Bynum

"My dissertation chairman was Richard Brandt. Once after I had earned the doctorate and was meeting with him, he stood over me, lifted my chin toward him..."

"... and remarked that I looked like a maid his family once employed. Around the same time, early in the Ronald Reagan administration, an effort was made to rid Washington of the sex trade and shops that flourished along the 14th Street corridor a few blocks from the White House. I worked in nearby McPherson Square at the National Endowment for the Humanities and, as a volunteer at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. One day I was walking near my office with a white male friend, a philosopher at an Iv...
Tags: Law, Washington, White House, Looks, Ronald Reagan, Philosophy, Naacp, Racial Profiling, National Endowment for the Humanities, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, McPherson Square, Richard Brandt, Anita L Allen

In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You

Surveillance cameras monitored by the police have become a ubiquitous presence in many cities. In Newark, anyone with internet access is allowed to watch.
Tags: News, Cameras, Newark, Racial Profiling, American Civil Liberties Union, Ras, Baraka, Crime and Criminals, Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Race and Ethnicity, Civil Rights and Liberties, Newark (NJ, Newark Police Cameras

9 People Reveal a Time They Racially Stereotyped a Stranger

After a string of episodes in which black people were treated unjustly while simply going about their business, we asked readers to tell us their stories.
Tags: News, New York Times, Discrimination, Racial Profiling, Race and Ethnicity

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 25, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Trump and Automakers Reaffirm National Mileage Rules— –Prelim Report on Fatal Uber Crash has been released by the NTSB— –Trump weighs new tariffs on imported cars/parts based on national security concerns— –NTSB recommends seat belts on all new school buses– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week Trump, Auto Officials Re-Affirm Goal of National Mileage Rules California’s top air-quality official held a series...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Florida, Technology, Minnesota, Maryland, Safety, Colorado, California, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, Miscellaneous, America, Los Angeles

ICE Detained Two People For Speaking Spanish, This Time There’s Video Of ICE’s Disgusting Behavior

The only thing worse than Aaron Schlossberg is Aaron Schlossberg with a badge.
Tags: Law, Government, Ice, Racial Profiling, Immigration Law, Maga, Aaron Schlossberg