Ruha Benjamin. Hey Fam! Nice Work!
We wanted to point out these killer infographics on Professor Ruha Benjamin’s site. (nice site also!)
But first, let’s give credit where it’s due. Professor Ruha Benjamin is leading the field in discovering and preaching the gospel of Data for Black Lives. She’s written a few books and several articles about this topic that are enlightening and entertaining. She also coined the term “New Jim Code” — which is pretty on point — to discuss discriminatory designs that encode inequity.
A few articles:
New Statesman, “The New Jim Code” – Ruha Benjamin on racial discrimination by algorithm,”
NPR Science Friday, “Why AI is a Growing Part of the Criminal Justice System…”
CBC Radio, “How Algorithms Create a Digital Underclass,”
YES! Magazine, “White Supremacy and Artificial Intelligence,”
FAIR, “Black Communities Are Already Living in a Tech Dystopia,”
CounterSpin, “Ruha Benjamin on Race After Technology,”
These Afrofutursitc looking infographics were designed by Color Coded and if dig deeper; they reimagine elements created by W.E.B DuBois from his Exhibit of American Negros.
You can check out one of her brilliant lectures here:
Check out her book here:
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