Tagged With Racial Bias

2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald's, and Pinterest. These are some of the year's high-profile legal battles.


Sociologist Cassi Pittman Claytor outlines the work that needs to be done to combat retail racism: 'You can't treat a disease if you do not have metrics to test for it and diagnose it'


Twitter is making changes to its photo software after people online found it was automatically cropping out Black faces and focusing on white ones



Twitter is investigating after anecdotal data suggested its picture-cropping tool favours white faces


Property tech companies are helping landlords spy on residents, collect their data, and even evict them. Critics are calling it an invasion of privacy that could reinforce inequality.


Facebook and Instagram are creating teams to study bias on their platforms as they face increased pressure to address racial disparities



A Black man in Detroit was arrested and detained for 30 hours after being falsely identified by facial recognition


An AI tool which reconstructed a pixelated picture of Barack Obama to look like a white man perfectly illustrates racial bias in algorithms


US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says George Floyd 'could have been me' as he opens up about facing racism every day


Florida authorities released footage of a block party with 3,000 people that ended with arrests


Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, and Microsoft worse at transcribing black people's voices than white people's with AI voice recognition, study finds


42% of US employees have experienced or seen racism at work. It's the latest example of how diversity efforts are falling short, especially in America.



A black attorney says he was detained in court because a deputy thought he was a suspect just pretending to be a lawyer


Coast Guard Academy retaliated against a whistleblower who complained of racial bias


A white woman called the police on a black child she wrongly accused of sexual assault. After being confronted with video footage, she apologised.


Target has fired an employee after a 20-year-old woman falsely accused of stealing a bikini was forced to do a 'walk of shame' and pull down her pants



Starbucks' new open-door bathroom policy signals a dramatic shift in American middle-class values


Furious customers freaked out after being locked out of Starbucks when stores closed for racial-bias training


Starbucks baristas in the US reveal what it was like to attend the chain's massive racial-bias training


Southwest Airlines apologised for asking a woman to 'prove' her mixed-race son was hers before flying