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Social Justice Book List - Black Lives Matter Book of the Week

Posted on: November 4, 2020

Race after Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

Race After Technology

by Ruha Benjamin

An African American Studies scholar turns a bright light on technology, illuminating how racism and inequality underpin its newest creations. 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 has the potential to hide, speed up, and deepen discrimination while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to the racism of a previous era. An important book for all 21st-century antiracists.

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