CNN: A controversial photo editing app slammed for AI-enabled ‘blackface’ feature

CNN: A controversial photo editing app slammed for AI-enabled ‘blackface’ feature. “Photo editing app Gradient is under fire for a new feature that lets people alter their ethnicity in images, with many slamming it for promoting digital ‘blackface.’ The feature, called AI Face, supposedly allows users to ‘find out how you would look if you were born on a different continent,’ according to Gradient’s website.” 😬

Richmond Mag: Undergraduate Catalog

Richmond Mag: Undergraduate Catalog . “In February, a group of Richmond activists started a crowdfunding project that raised $7,000 to pay students at historically black colleges and universities $25 an hour to look through Virginia yearbooks and create an archive of offensive images. The effort follows the controversy involving a photo on Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page depicting a person in blackface and another person in a Ku Klux Klan costume. It wasn’t just blackface in the yearbooks, students learned.”

VirginiaFirst: Hollins University restores digital yearbook collection, adds “notice on content”

VirginiaFirst: Hollins University restores digital yearbook collection, adds “notice on content” . “Hollins University has restored their digital archive to include all copies of their yearbook. Hollins University’s yearbook, The Spinster, was published between 1898-2013 and in 2016. Some issues contained instances of ‘blackface’, which resulted in some of the issues being pulled from the digital archive.”

The Daily Progress: Archivists group criticizes Hollins for removing yearbooks from digital archive

The Daily Progress: Archivists group criticizes Hollins for removing yearbooks from digital archive. “A national group of archivists is urging Hollins University to immediately restore its full online collection of old campus yearbooks. The appeal, issued Wednesday, comes one day after the university announced that it was temporarily pulling four annals from its digital archives after an internal review found instances of blackface and other offensive imagery.”

Larry Ferlazzo: The Best Resources For Teaching About Why Blackface Is Racist

Larry Ferlazzo: The Best Resources For Teaching About Why Blackface Is Racist. “This is just a very beginning list of teaching resources that might be useful for teaching about blackface. I know that several of us at our school will using this topic as the focus of some of our lessons, and thought it would be useful to share resources here and invite readers to contribute more.”