Motherboard: Google Employee Writes Memo About ‘The Burden of Being Black at Google’

Motherboard: Google Employee Writes Memo About ‘The Burden of Being Black at Google’. “The memo, obtained by Motherboard, is titled ‘The Weight of Silence,’ and argues that Google is lacking in diversity, and that some of its employees make racist or at least insensitive comments about minorities.”

Cornell Chronicle: Study finds racial bias in tweets flagged as hate speech

Cornell Chronicle: Study finds racial bias in tweets flagged as hate speech. “Tweets believed to be written by African Americans are much more likely to be tagged as hate speech than tweets associated with whites, according to a Cornell study analyzing five collections of Twitter data marked for abusive language.”

The Intercept: Border Patrol Agents Tried to Delete Racist and Obscene Facebook Posts. We Archived Them.

The Intercept: Border Patrol Agents Tried to Delete Racist and Obscene Facebook Posts. We Archived Them.. “The Intercept gained full access to the invitation-only Border Patrol group weeks ago and, for more than a month has collected and archived hundreds of posts that show that the content shared with ProPublica was no aberration. In fact, the Border Patrol group was a hotbed for the kind of right-wing memes and anti-immigrant hate common in some corners of the internet. The only difference is that the group — which had nearly 10,000 members at the time it was exposed and has since dwindled to a little over 4,000 — was meant to be used by current and former federal law enforcement personnel.”

ProPublica: Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

ProPublica: Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes. “Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention facility in Texas on Monday and posted a vulgar illustration depicting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in oral sex with a detained migrant, according to screenshots of their postings.”

New York University: Hate speech on Twitter predicts frequency of real-life hate crimes

New York University: Hate speech on Twitter predicts frequency of real-life hate crimes. “According to a first-of-its-kind study, cities with a higher incidence of a certain kind of racist tweets reported more actual hate crimes related to race, ethnicity, and national origin.”

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.”