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The Black Family Dynamic Is Destroying Black People
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The Black Family Dynamic Is Destroying Black People

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Google Photos Labels Black People As ‘Gorillas’
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Google Photos Labels Black People As ‘Gorillas’

The new Google Photos app has mislabelled a pair of black friends as gorillas.

Jacky Alcine, a computer programmer from New York, noticed that photographs of him and his friend had been automatically placed in an album titled “Gorillas”.

He took to Twitter to call out the software giant on its amazingly racist mistake, and a member of Google’s development team was quick to respond.

Black Athletes Investing In Tech
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Black Athletes Investing In Tech

Events like Afrotech — the largest black tech conference in Silicon Valley — could close the gap between these two communities. Athletes are making billions of dollars each year. Imagine if that played a part in creating an ecosystem around black founders that is independent of trying to get investment dollars from the old guard of venture capital.

Why Black Students Struggle in STEM Subjects: Low Expectations
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Why Black Students Struggle in STEM Subjects: Low Expectations

As we work to minimize the fragility factors affecting youth like DeAndre, we often overlook what protects DeAndre’s STEM and academic identity. The socialization in mathematics that does happen in many black households remains unappreciated by schools as it does by the predominantly white social structures.

My experience of investigating lives, such as those of DeAndre, has convinced me of the need for rigorous research that contributes to a more accurate and nuanced portrayal of black males in STEM.

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