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4 examples of anti-racist initiatives in tech

There are many approaches to embedding anti-racism in technology development, from improving company policies and deploying better quality data, to supporting tech worker activism. Let’s take a look at some …

Business impacts of racism in technology

In this video, Abadesi and Jean discuss the impacts of racist technology on businesses. What did you think about the business impacts discussed in this video? Can you think of …

Addressing racism during the development process

In this video, Jean and Abadesi provide guidance on steps that can be taken to address racial biases during the technology development process. Their advice includes: Consider anti-racism from day …

The Societal Impact of Racist Technologies

In this video, Abadesi and Efua discuss the societal impacts of technology. Whilst no racial discrimination is acceptable, the severity of impacts can range from minor to life-threatening. Snapchat filters …

Who is responsible for anti-racist technology?

Let’s get the week started with a discussion. First, listen to this audio clip, in which Abadesi answers the question: “Who is responsible for ensuring that technology is built with …

Talking about race

In this video, Abadesi and Efua talks about how we’re all prejudiced in various ways and to varying degrees. We have already discussed why it is important to be actively …

Racial bias in organisations

In this video, Jean and Abadesi discuss how racial biases show up in organisations, and what strategies companies can use to address this. The discussion offers solutions for organisations to …

Welcome to the course

Welcome, and thank you for choosing to join this course! We hope you’re ready to explore anti-racist approaches to technology development over the next three weeks. In this video, you’ll …

Identifying racism in technology

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 …

Understanding product audiences

Now that we’ve looked at who is responsible for supporting anti-racism in different elements of the design process, let’s start to think more about the people who may use a …

Welcome to week 3

Welcome to week 3! We hope you’ve enjoyed it so far and are ready to build your insights further before progressing to the next course in this Expert Track. To …

How Technologists Contribute to Anti-racism

In this article, you will learn the role technologists play in creating anti-racist tech. When we are creating new technology products, a wide range of people are involved, including: User …