Study Finds Racial Bias In Ads Displayed On Google Searches
Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:45 PM
I know the phrase African-American is more socially acceptable right now but my friend informed me some time ago he was black, proud of it, and if I ever referred to him as an African-American he would kick my butt. “I am an American!” was his final statement on that subject.
Then here’s the other side of the story from the one above. A few weeks ago two men robbed a fast food store and ran into the woods behind the store. When the police gave out a description of the men, one was white wearing a black hoodie and black jeans and one was black wearing a green hoodie and tan pants. Some were upset because one of the individuals was identified as being black instead of just being a man with clothing description given. They did not appear to care that the other being identified as white was an issue. Of course, when the video footage of the crime inside the establishment was released it clearly showed the individual being as described. I don’t see this issue getting much backing, even from the majority of the Black community here. The description of a person that commits a crime, in my opinion has every right to include race since it eliminates a bunch of people from the search. If the persons name is Jeff, Mary, Darnell, Latisha, or whatever, it’s part of the description if it’s known. This has its holes for sure. The lady living across the street from me has a very popular Latino name and there is not an ounce of Latino in her at all.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:39 PM
I have not read the PDF and may not understand the PC World article here.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:09 AM
Yes, of course it is.
And even though 99.999 percent of Jihadist attacks have been undertaken by young men in the 19 to 34 bracket with an Arabic appearance, all white grandma's should be equally delayed at airports with annoying shoe removals (etc).
Does that make sense too?
Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:57 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:11 AM
There’s enough nut cases to go around in America that has nothing to do with religion but more to do with anti-government or anti-whatever they don’t like. All the gun laws in the world will have minimal impact on someone with a mission to fulfill. We all have our opinions; some just deal with them differently than others.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:11 PM
Thewazak, My last post was for you. Sorry for any confusion it may have caused.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:10 PM
No problem. I appreciate all responses - positive or negative - or just a different take!