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Read: Anyone, Charles Soule

“You are you”, and it took me until the just before the end to put the pieces together. Touches on #technology and #identity, #race and #racism, empathy, compassion, revenge, and a humdinger of an ending! #reading #scifi #reading2020

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44013666-anyone?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Y5L86sGXwJ&rank=3

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#technology #identity #race #racism #reading #scifi #reading2020

Tech was supposed to fix...

Article: “Tech was supposed to fix X”

Narrator: “Tech made X far far worse”

“Tech” practices problem-space-reduction to reach MVP, reducing messy, complex, human situations to linear engineering problems, optimized for what “works in most cases” where “most cases” is bounded by systemic and institutional bias (including systemic racism).

Systemic bias is an inseparable part of organizational culture, the common pattern of thinking that goes with it, and the premises by which all human systems function. Therefore each of us has a systemic bias. However, we may be unaware of its unstated assumptions. compression institute, 2011

Hence, “Tech” makes many things far, far worse.

#tech #bias #racism

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So I don’t forget: Unacceptable by Helene Schouten https://medium.com/@scaryh/unacceptable-4cdca86ba0db #bookmark #racism #economics #america

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I can’t repent for being white, but I can repent for being white #race #racism

Unacceptable

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Unacceptable. Americans, please give this a read, Helen is speaking truth about us.

Ro had this article sitting in his “saved” list, and I’ve been reading it all afternoon on and off. It’s by Helene Schouten, and was written in October 2015, and it’s a real eye-opener. I won’t quote it yet, because that would mean reducing it to “important” or “notable” parts and I haven’t spent nearly enough time with it to tell which parts to safely extract without breaking it.

#uspol #america #exceptionalism #racism #whiteness