A Glimpse of a Future Without White People | from WIRED

Whiteness is a seduction. Whiteness is also an illusion. These are the twin motifs on which Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid props up The Last White Man, his new novel about race metamorphosis and human morality.  Read the full story.

Online School Bullying: Moving Toward Solutions

I still remember my tears from high school. Sometimes, even though it is decades later, they still come out on my pillow. I cringe as I think about the pain so many young people are experiencing today, often with many fewer safe-places and outlets to mitigate the abuse.  “As the social life of young people has moved…

A hard, insightful look at systemic racism in faculty hiring

“This important book addresses one of the most critical issues in faculty hiring at colleges and universities: systemic racism. (You can purchase it here, from Princeton University Press:https://bit.ly/3uBiZpF)Even while institutions increasingly talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion, they often overlook the processes where implicit and overt bias, marginalizing practices, and outdated understandings of academic work…

The AI That Draws What You Type Is Very Racist, Shocking No One

Machine learning systems almost universally exhibit bias against women and people of color, and DALL-E is no different. In the project’s documentation on GitHub, OpenAI admits that “models like DALL·E 2 could be used to generate a wide range of deceptive and otherwise harmful content” and that the system “inherits various biases from its training data,…