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Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor at Central

Monday, February 05, 2018 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Categories: Author/Storyteller

In Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor Professor Virginia Eubanks explores how new technology is working against poor and working-class citizens. Data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models are just a few of the systems that are hurting lower-income households in America. Automating Inequality elaborates on the most invasive and punitive systems that are aimed at the poor, and revealing how automated systems control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain resources, and who is investigated for fraud. VIRGINIA EUBANKS is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. Today, she is a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a Fellow at New America.Cosponsored by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute and Boswell Book Company. Books available for sale at the event.  

Location: Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room





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