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One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

In the United States and Europe, the debate in the artificial intelligence community has focused on the unconscious biases of those designing the technology. Recent tests showed facial recognition systems made by companies like I.B.M. [...]

Lack of minority staffers threatens to hobble 2020 Democrats

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand all have had African-Americans in senior positions in past campaigns. The potential size of the 2020 field puts those connections at a premium. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo 2020 [...]

McCarthy hits hard at Dems after winning minority leader post

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has vowed to help lead Republicans back to the majority in 2020. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> House Republicans immediately resumed a wartime posture Wednesday [...]

Who Are The Uighurs? China Is Detaining This Muslim Minority By The Million.

Ethnic Uighurs are being rounded up and held in massive prisonlike camps. Here’s what you need to know. In China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, an area with long-simmering unrest between the ethnic Uighur (pronounced “we-gur”) [...]

Wentworth Defeat Pushes Australia’s Prime Minister Into Minority Government

He pointed to the election this past week in Bavaria that shook Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government in Germany, as voters shifted their allegiance away from her conservative allies toward the progressive, pro-refugee Greens. “Australians [...]

White men in the minority among Democratic House nominees

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an outspoken democratic socialist, came to personify the ideological lines dividing the Democratic Party in 2018. | Mario Tama/Getty Images Elections A Democratic slate dominated by women, minorities and first-time [...]
Andaman Sea Dispatch: On the High Seas, a Fruitless Wait for an Unwanted Minority
ABOARD THE PHOENIX, on the Andaman Sea — We were looking for Rohingya. There were none. For nearly a week this month, the Phoenix, a search-and-rescue boat run by a Malta-based charity group had scoured the Andaman Sea for Rohingya [...]
White Christians are now a minority — but they’re getting more isolated and less tolerant
Last week, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) put out a new report on religion in America that measured a truly remarkable shift: For the first time, almost certainly in the country’s history, people who identify as white Christians are [...]
Nancy Pelosi, House minority leader: ‘Very confident’ about support I have in my caucus
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended Sunday her skills as the top Democrat in the House and said she’s “very confident” about the support she has from her troops. “Let me just say this: Self-promotion is a terrible thing, but [...]

White kids are bullying minority students using Trump’s words

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Donald Trump’s real campaign promise was that he would give whites back the power they imagined they’d lost. That message was stated not in dog whistles, but loudly enough that the entire [...]