Mapping the Structural Threats

— The following is an excerpt from the report.

The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry convened an expert working group of leading international scholars of race and technology to discuss “Human Rights, Racial Equality and Emerging Digital Technologies: Mapping the Structural Threats.”

The in-depth discussions will inform a report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Tendayi Achiume, UCLA Law Professor and Promise Institute Faculty Director, to be delivered to the UN Human Rights Council on July 16, 2020.

This report summarizes important highlights from a number of leading researchers who are experts in the specifics that inform this report, and who have written extensively at the intersection of race and technology (read the report).

Our entire society is now technological, which has
profound impact and implication for racial equality.

Thank you to the Knight Foundation for their generous support of this work.