Bias already exists in search engine results, and it’s only going to get worse

The way search engines work is far from unprejudiced, a new book argues. This is a relevant block of knowledge extracted from the exceptional article of MIT Technology Review.     Continue reading Bias already exists in search engine results, and it’s only going to get worse

white on black

White on black: Images of Africa and blacks in Western popular culture

Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Language: English

Summary: “White on Black” is a history of the development of stereotypes of black people in Europe and America from the late 18th century. Its purpose is to show the pervasiveness of prejudice against Blacks throughout the Western world as expressed in stock-in-trade racist imagery and pariah caricatures. Its effects, using a range of powerful illustrations, is to tease out the hidden assumptions of even those who view themselves as unprejudiced.

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