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Complaints to Google about racism and sexism met with therapy referrals

Complaints to Google about racism and sexism met with therapy referrals

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.March 7, 2021, 1:19 PM UTCBy April Glaser and Char AdamsBenjamin Cruz, a former instructional designer in Google’s Cloud division, was caught off guard when a colleague told them that their skin was much darker than she expected.Cruz, who is Mexican American and prefers to be identified by the pronouns they/them, reported the incident to human resources in 2019 where personnel told them they should “assume good intent,” Cruz recalled in an interview. Unsatisfied, Cruz asked human resources to look deeper...

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Accused hate groups receive pandemic aid

Accused hate groups receive pandemic aid

Dec. 9, 2020, 3:45 PM UTCBy April Glaser and Olivia SolonFourteen organizations designated as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center or the Anti-Defamation League have received funding from the Paycheck Protection Program totaling $4.3 million, according to data released last week by the Small Business Administration, revealing who benefited from the pandemic federal relief funds.Those organizations include the , known for publishing the white supremacist website and now-discontinued magazine American Renaissance. That group is run by prominent white supremacist Jared Taylor, who...

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Google workers mobilize against firing of top Black female executive

Google workers mobilize against firing of top Black female executive

Dec. 4, 2020, 8:04 PM UTCBy Olivia Solon and April GlaserNearly 800 Google employees have joined a solidarity campaign in support of one of the company’s top female executives, a known advocate for diversity in the industry who said she was fired after what her boss described as a dispute over a research paper.The executive, Timnit Gebru, technical co-lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team, announced on Twitter late Wednesday that she had been fired after sending an email to co-workers stating that the company’s leadership had forced her to retract a paper focusing on ethical...

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Major internet service providers won't say who has access and who needs it

Major internet service providers won't say who has access and who needs it

Nov. 8, 2020, 11:00 AM UTCBy Cyrus FarivarMonths into the school year, the one thing many families have learned is how much they rely on a functioning internet connection to access remote classrooms. So education equality experts who are trying to chip away at the many challenges families are struggling with through the pandemic are starting by simply trying to identify which students aren't connected to make sure those households have access to affordable packages.But even though most internet service providers, or ISPs, offer affordable packages, they refuse to say how many customers they...

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With days left, Black voters face orchestrated efforts to discourage voting

With days left, Black voters face orchestrated efforts to discourage voting

Oct. 16, 2020, 9:30 PM UTCBy April GlaserAt Joe Biden’s town hall meeting on Thursday, Cedrick Humphrey, a young Black man from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, asked a question central to some of the most recent misinformation tactics at play in the election.“Many people believe that the true swing demographic in this election will be Black voters under the age of 30, not because they’ll be voting for Trump, but because they won’t vote at all,” he said, adding that he shared this sentiment. “What do you have to say to young Black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system...

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New York’s Anti-Amazon Movement Is Now a Blueprint for Critics of Big Tech

New York’s Anti-Amazon Movement Is Now a Blueprint for Critics of Big Tech

Follow UsAmazon couldn’t cut it in New York City. The company that it no longer plans to open a 25,000-worker office in Long Island City, Queens, one of the two winners of its HQ2 search, a continental bake-off in which cities offered generous incentives for the e-commerce titan to open a major outpost there. Even in economically bustling New York, the prospect of HQ2 was so enticing to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio that they put aside their mutual antipathy to offer Amazon $3 billion in subsidies. Many New Yorkers, however, didn’t jump on the welcome wagon—and their ultimately...

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February 16, 2019
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