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As recently as 2011, the top Google search result for ‘black girls’ was a site called HotBlackPussy.com (obviously NSFW). In fact, the first page results were full of links to porn sites. That’s not exactly the most empowering message to send to young black females.
So UCLA professor Dr. Safiya Noble, another FOCUS speaker, sought to do something about it. After publishing a widely-read article documenting search engine bias, Google changed its algorithm so that pornography no longer dominated the search results for ‘black girls.’ […]
This brings up an uncomfortable reality for tech companies. Google’s search algorithm is designed to highlight what’s popular. Any attempt to manually alter its functionality to serve certain interests is often met with disdain within the tech world. But when African Americans only represent 12 percent of the population, how will their interests be served by the most powerful technological tools in the world if those tools only focus on serving the majority?"
Two days ago, Gina and I launched a campaign to try to bring ThinkUp to the world. And in two...
And for the collars and shakles: I dont think that was that common, at least in Brazil, because I have never seen nothing affirming that. And I...