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Can algorithmic justice save us from the coming artificial intelligence dystopia?

I recently learned about an emerging field, algorithmic justice, from two friends I met in grad school. Algorithmic justice is a movement to address algorithmic bias in technology and artificial intelligence, which, as defined by the Algorithmic Justice League, is “like human bias [and] can result in exclusionary experiences and discriminatory practices.” As a self-proclaimed community organizer in our digital age, this piqued my concerns and interest on how AI is relevant to feminism and other social justice movements. 

I recently learned about an emerging field, algorithmic justice, from two friends I met in grad school. Algorithmic justice is a movement to address algorithmic bias in technology and artificial intelligence, which, as defined by ...

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You should be outraged by the murders of 26 Nigerian girls

Last week, the bodies of 26 Nigerian girls, aged between 14 and 18, were found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. Autopsies of the bodies confirmed that they drowned while attempting the dangerous and all too often deadly crossing from Africa into Europe. Theirs is a story that’s all too familiar: rather than being treated as murder at the hands of xenophobic, militaristic, nativist states, the deaths of migrants, Black people, and girls are all too often erased and ignored. Their names unknown, their lives cut short, these girls’ deaths are a deliberate attempt by the state to deter migrants, by any means necessary.

Last week, the bodies of 26 Nigerian girls, aged between 14 and 18, were found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. Autopsies of the bodies confirmed that they drowned while ...

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Put Medicaid On The Ballot. It’ll Win.

Last week, Maine became the first state in the country to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative. By a nearly 20-point margin, quintessentially-purple-state Maine voted overwhelmingly to extend healthcare coverage to up to 89,000 low-income people. It’s more proof that Americans think healthcare should be a right, not a privilege for the wealthy — and it’s a model for progressives who want to make that dream a reality.

Last week, Maine became the first state in the country to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative. By a nearly 20-point margin, quintessentially-purple-state Maine voted overwhelmingly ...

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A Feminist’s Veterans Day Reading List

This Veterans Day, we’re honoring those injured, sexually abused, and killed by and within the United States military — and celebrating those organizing to prevent future violence.

This Veterans Day, we’re honoring those injured, sexually abused, and killed by and within the United States military — and celebrating those organizing to prevent future violence.

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