Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code
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About the Author
Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University
"Race After Technology is a brilliant, beautifully argued, engagingly written, and groundbreaking work. Ruha Benjamin is that rare scholar whose sophisticated understanding of science and technology is matched by her deep knowledge of race and racialization. Here she guides us into fresh terrain for understanding and tackling the persistence of racial inequality. This book should be read by everyone committed to creating a more just world."
Imani Perry, Princeton University, author of Vexy Thing and Looking for Lorraine
"Race After Technology is essential reading, decoding as it does the ever-expanding and morphing technologies that have infiltrated our everyday lives and our most powerful institutions. These digital tools predictably replicate and deepen racial hierarchies -- all too often strengthening rather than undermining pervasive systems of racial and social control."
Michelle Alexander, Union Theological Seminary, author of The New Jim Crow
"Benjamin's work is ideal for anyone who is unafraid to look at the historical intersections of racial injustice, technology, and where these topics inform possible solutions for the future."
"[I]mpactfully written, well researched and refreshingly clear [...] Simply said, Race After Technology will become a staple in contemporary critical thinking at a time when it is most needed."
Marx and Philosophy
"Shines light on an important issue."
'Ruha Benjamin contributes to our understanding of the dangers of racism in the 21st century in her illuminating account of how racism and inequality underpin new technologies. Benjamin reminds us that racism is everywhere - and by its very nature not only seeps into technological advances but is part of how they are designed.'
Times Higher Education