‘Anti-Blackness and Technology’ | The UCSB Current

Written by on July 2, 2022

Technology today touches every facet of our lives. And in a just world, it would be colorblind. But continued research and the lived experiences of Black people demonstrate that’s not true.

Terrance Wooten, an assistant professor of Black Studies and scholar in residence at UC Santa Barbara’s MultiCultural Center, said technology has failed African Americans in numerous ways, from self-driving cars that are more likely to hit dark-skinned pedestrians to the remote proctoring software that has difficulty registering Black bodies.

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