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Srivastava: Amazon pushing facial recognition technology to police only empowers racist institutions

Heena Srivastava, Columnist

May 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Facial recognition technology has been developing since the 1960s and has taken off over the last 20 years. From tagging people on Facebook to searching faces in iCloud’s photo library, the technology adds another dynamic to...

Closson: Why we need people of color in the room

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was talking with a friend this weekend when he showed me a Facebook post — a Dove ad depicting a black woman being replaced by a white woman seemingly as a result of using Dove body wash, appearing to illustrate her “becoming...

Letter to the Editor: Give writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates respect they deserve, don’t miss the point of their work

September 25, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Recently, The Daily published an op-ed by Jake Gordon about how people should criticize Ta-Nehisi Coates more. Looking at a variety of prominent black intellectual writers, NONE of them, including Coates, go unchallenged. If ...