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Are medical schools turning a blind eye to racism? | The BMJ
Only half of medical schools collect data on students’ complaints about racism and racial harassment, a freedom of information request has shown. (Of 40 medical schools in the UK, 32 responded to The BMJ’s request, of which 16 said they collected the data.) And since 2010 they’ve recorded just 11 complaints.
nodata  dj  Health  race  racism  education  bmj  foieg 
6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
What do we want? Unbiased reporting! When do we want it? During protests! » Nieman Journalism Lab
Stories about women’s marches and anti-Trump protests give more voice to the protesters than those about Black Lives Matter and other anti-racism protests.

On tight deadlines, reporters may default to official sources for statements and data. This gives authorities more control of narrative framing. This practice especially becomes an issue for movements like Black Lives Matter that are countering the claims of police and other officials.
objectivity  gender  race  bias  protests  narrative 
11 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia | Reveal
More than 50 departments launched internal investigations after being presented with our findings, in some cases saying they would examine officers’ past conduct to see if their online activity mirrored their policing in real life. And some departments have taken action, with at least one officer being fired for violating department policies.
hatespeech  race  racism  police  us  dj  osint  fb 
june 2019 by paulbradshaw
Are the media and communications industries institutionally racist? | LSE Media Policy Project
One way of addressing this question is to reject the idea of race as a category, and instead interpret it as ‘a process of structured events which over time demonstrate a system whereby groups and individuals are racialized’. Race is then transformed from a static, singular property to a systemic, dynamic and fluid attribute, repeatedly applied to groups and individuals in ways that impose marginalisation on some and grant inclusion to others. Its systemic nature means it is deeply embedded across a wide range of situations, and so the stubborn persistence of institutional racism in the media and communications industries is more easily explained.
diversity  race  t  research  journalism 
june 2018 by paulbradshaw
What we found in Facebook ads by Russians accused of election meddling
Among the findings:

Of the roughly 3,500 ads published this week, more than half — about 1,950 — made express references to race. Those accounted for 25 million ad impressions — a measure of how many times the spot was pulled from a server for transmission to a device.
At least 25% of the ads centered on issues involving crime and policing, often with a racial connotation. Separate ads, launched simultaneously, would stoke suspicion about how police treat black people in one ad, while another encouraged support for pro-police groups.
Divisive racial ad buys averaged about 44 per month from 2015 through the summer of 2016 before seeing a significant increase in the run-up to Election Day. Between September and November 2016, the number of race-related spots rose to 400. An additional 900 were posted after the November election through May 2017.
Only about 100 of the ads overtly mentioned support for Donald Trump or opposition to Hillary Clinton. A few dozen referenced questions about the U.S. election process and voting integrity, while a handful mentioned other candidates like Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz or Jeb Bush.
dj  fb  text  russia  Advertising  race  t 
may 2018 by paulbradshaw
Google and the Misinformed Public - Safiya U. Noble, PhD
That misinformation can be debilitating for a democracy — and in some instances deadly for its citizens. Such was the case with the 2015 killings of nine African-American worshipers at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., who were victims of a vicious hate crime. In a manifesto, the convicted gunman, Dylann Roof, wrote that his radicalization on race began following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen, and the acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman. Roof typed “black on White crime” in a Google search; he says the results confirmed (a patently false notion) that black violence on white Americans is a crisis. His source? The Council of Conservative Citizens, an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as “unrepentantly racist.” As Roof himself writes of his race education via Google, “I have never been the same since that day.”
algorithms  google  race  book  Research 
february 2018 by paulbradshaw
I’m deleting Snapchat, and you should too — Medium
faced a similar controversy less than four months ago, when they thought it was a good idea to create a Bob Marley filter on 420, which gave users dreadlocks and digital blackface.
snapchat  race  diversity 
august 2016 by paulbradshaw
The truth about black teenagers, prison and university | Coffee House
don’t think Cameron set out to mislead. I suspect he wanted to seize some centre ground vacated by Labour by picking up a cause normally associated with the left: racial discrimination. And then, as if to confront his own background, he took aim at ‘top’ universities. But he bungled the calculation, comparing seven years’ worth of prison data to a university system that typically contains three years’ worth of undergraduates (more of this below).
baddata  race  prison  education  cameron 
april 2016 by paulbradshaw
Racial Injustice In NYC Revealed By Data | Lutz Finger | LinkedIn
It is unclear what leads to this increased disparity over time, but we see several plausible reasons. For one it could be the way crime is conducted has changed between 2012 and today. Criminals are mobile and might move into other precincts changing the Racial Disparity Index (RDI). In this case we are seeing a reflection of this occurrence. On the other hand it could be that the system as such is skewed. Here are two possible elements: the human and the machine.

The human element: It is ultimately an officer’s decision to stop an individual in a given area. If the officers were to hold a racial prejudice, then this will be reflected on aggregate in the overall data.
The machine: We often think about computer programs as unbiased, but unfortunately that is not always the case (Click to Tweet). While the Hunchlab algorithm does not include race in its model, the historical data used to train this model could have a hidden component of racial prejudice. As we know, any algorithm is only as good as the data we feed it (Click to Tweet).
predictivepolicing  Research  crime  dataaction  race  stopandsearch  algorithms 
april 2016 by paulbradshaw
More than 50 recorded racist incidents in North Wales' classrooms 'tip of the iceberg' says religious leader - Daily Post
New figures show 58 cases of racism in the region’s schools from 2011 to 2015, according to a freedom of information request.

Anglesey recorded the highest number of incidents at 28, followed by Denbighshire with 16. Gwynedd Council said there had been 14 occasions where children have been suspended from schools for a period of time due to incidents of racial abuse.

However, Flintshire, Conwy and Wrexham councils said they did not hold information on the number of incidents in their schools when asked by the Daily Post.
foieg  race  racism  education 
january 2016 by paulbradshaw
Legitimation Strategies in Journalism - Journalism Studies -
In Madison, Wisconsin, a member of a typically marginalized community challenged the status quo with the proposal for a charter school dedicated to Black youth. A year of debate ensued in mainstream news organizations and social media. Calling on critical race theory, this research compares the legitimation strategies of journalists to school officials, activists, and others writing online. Using textual analysis and in-depth interviews, the evidence demonstrated that even as journalists and others worked to reinforce the status quo by drawing from dominant institutions and principal storylines, the digital work of authentication and grassroots organizing of African-Americans and other supporters of the charter school forced an alternative discourse to develop—one centered on experiences of inequities. The article also shows how organizational constraints stymie well-meaning reporters when trying to story-tell about issues of race, and how all of these strategies from both Blacks and Whites come from a place of identity construction and maintenance.
Research  diversity  race 
november 2015 by paulbradshaw
EHRC - Online summary
This is the first such Review. It brings together evidence from a range of sources, including Census data, surveys and research, to paint a picture of how far what happens in people’s real lives matches up to the ideals of equality. In essence, it helps answer the question, how fair is Britain today?
data  report  equality  ethnicity  race  uk 
october 2010 by paulbradshaw
Executive Summary | Pew Internet & American Life Project
» Some have worried that internet use limits people’s participation in their local communities, but we find that most internet activities have little or a positive relationship to local activity. For instance, internet users are as likely as anyone else to visit with their neighbors in person. Cell phone users, those who use the internet frequently at work, and bloggers are more likely to belong to a local voluntary association, such as a youth group or a charitable organization. However, we find some evidence that use of social networking services (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn) substitutes for some neighborhood involvement.
socialmedia  race  research  diversity  homophily  participation  mediane13 
november 2009 by paulbradshaw
PJNet - Blog - Early Indication: African Americans Most Active Content Producers
In fact, African Americans are producing more content proportionally than white groups. Wojdynski and Smith made their presentation entitled: The participatory Web: Demographic predictors of online content creation at the Convergence and Society:The Participatory Web conference at the University of South Carolina. Remember their sample is small, but a good first step in launching more research in this area.
diversity  race  digitaldivide  ethnicity  mediane13 
october 2008 by paulbradshaw

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