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Identifying racism in technology

In this video you'll hear Abadesi Osunsade and Jean Jimbo talk about racism in technologies

In this video Jean and Abadesi talk about what racism in technology means to them and some of the ways they have experienced it.

Abadesi refers to the book ‘Invisible Women’, by Caroline Criado-Perez, which explores biases in data (1). She also mentions racist auto-complete phrases in search engines. To explore that topic further, you could read Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Umoja Noble (2).

What did you think about the examples given in the video? Was anything surprising? Discuss this in the comments below and remember to respond to your fellow learners.


  1. Caroline Criado-Perez, 2019. Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men (It should be noted that this book has been criticised for failing to acknowledge the experiences of trans and non-binary people)

  2. Safiya Umoja Noble. 2018. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. NYU Press.

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