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Racial literacy in tech

Here’s a new report out, from the Date&Society folk, on what “racial literacy” could mean within the work of digital tech.

They write:

Racial literacy is a new method for addressing the racially disparate impacts of technology. It is a skill that can be developed, a capacity that can be expanded. To advance racial literacy in tech requires three foundations:
· An intellectual understanding of how structural racism oper- ates in algorithms, social media platforms, and technologies not yet developed;
· An emotional intelligence concerning how to resolve racially stressful situations within organizations; and
· A commitment to take action to reduce harms to communities of color.