As requested, here are the slides from my annual “Discrimination In/Of Tech” lecture and additional reading list for the class. As I have suggested elsewhere, one class is really not enough to do justice to this topic.

October 18, 2018:

Equality & Technology_Gregory_2018 from karengregory2000

And from last year, November 2, 2017:

Equality and Technology_Gregory from karengregory2000

More reading:

Angwin, J, Larson, J, Mattu, S. and Kirchner, L. 2016. “Machine Bias.” ProPublica: Journalism in the Public Interest.

Angwin, J. and Parris, T. 2016. “Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race: Facebook’s system allows advertisers to exclude black, Hispanic, and other “ethnic affinities” from seeing ads.” ProPublica: Journalism in the Public Interest

Bivens, R. and Haimson, O. 2016. “Baking Gender Into Social Media Design: How Platforms Shape Categories for Users and Advertisers.” Social Media + Society. October-December: 1–12.

Bohnet, I. 2016. “Iris Bohnet on Discrimination and Design.” Social Science Bites.

Boyd, D. and Crawford, K. 2012. “Critical Questions for Big Data.” Information, Communication & Society. 15:5, 662-67 href=”″>

Edelman, B., Luca, M. and Svirsky, D. 2016. “Racial Discrimination in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from a Field Experiment”:

Gardner, Sue: “Why Women Leave Tech” (compiled online document):

Gilliard, C. 2016. “Digital Redlining, Access, and Privacy”

Ge, Y., et al. 2016. “Racial and Gender Discrimination in Transportation Network Companies”:

Healy, K. and Fourcade, M. 2012. “Classification situations: Life-chances in the neoliberal era.” Accounting, Organizations and Society. 38: 559-572.

Hewlett, A. et al 2008. RESEARCH REPORT The Athena Factor: Reversing the Brain Drain in Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Marantz, A. 2015. “When An App is Called Racist.” The New Yorker:

Mattern, S. 2016. “Cloud and Field.” Places.

Noble, S. 2013. “Google Search: Hyper-visibility as a Means of Rendering Black Women and Girls Invisible.” InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture.

Ojanperä, S., Graham, M., Straumann, R. K., De Sabbata, S., & Zook, M. (2017). Engagement in the knowledge economy: Regional patterns of content creation with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Information Technologies & International Development, 13, 33–51.

O’Neil, C. 2016. Weapons of Math Destruction. New York: Crown Publishing. (chapter PDF to be provided.)

Singh, S. and Maughan, T. 2014. “The Future of Ed Tech is Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed.”

Taylor, A. and McNeil, J. 2014. “The Dads of Tech.” The Baffler.

Zukin, S., Lindeman, S. and Hurson, L. 2015. “The Omnivore’s Neighborhood: Online restaurant reviews, race, and gentrification.” Journal of Consumer Culture.

Also, Read through “Solving for XX” series at CNET:

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