Here’s a new report out, from the Date&Society folk, on what “racial literacy” could mean within the work of digital tech.
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.
There is an upwelling of scholarship recently offering new insights into the depth and pervasive nature of slavery. Here’s a brief visualization that makes clear the enormous number of ships that carried people from the African continent to the Americas.
I know we’ve shared out this link before, many times, but I think you can never visit it enough. World Trust continues to update their page, and the racial equity tools found here are particularly useful for educators.
A work of the Racial Justice Collaborative in Theological Education