Racist Webcams?

Now this isn’t strictly about taxonomies in the sense of vocabularies, but it is about discrimination of salient details. Racism is among the most pernicious applications of classification, and it does not have to be intentional to be racist. Taxonomies are supposed to render salient things visible and subject to control; unsalient things invisible and unrecognised. This video illustrates what happens if you don’t test your technology thoroughly on all the salient details…

Thanks to Norainni Rahman for this!

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