racism

Bias in Predictive Analytics

Since my interview with sociobiologist Rebecca Costa, I’ve been thinking about predictive analytics and the concept of the “greater good”. I’ve been wondering is “greater good” a high enough standard by which to decide on a course of action given the systemic biases that exist in our societies? The answer is no, not while systemic…

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Developing Black Identity as a Transracial Adoptee

Kevin was born in Detroit in August 1967 two weeks after the riots that changed that city forever.  It was out of these amazing circumstances his life began. It is out of these experiences he tells his story; a story of struggle and joy,  pain and passion, and most of all hope. You can learn more about Kevin and his work, or invite him to your school or organization at kevinhofmann.com

Your Challenge Invitation from Kevin

Pretend your best friend’s son was unjustly killed. How do you think you would help them?

Understand that as a community of color, when we see one of our own being killed, we take that as if they are part of us; they’re part of our family. I need you to see that and understand that.

Another thing I encourage them to do is if you truly believe that you’ve seen the inequalities in society and you want to help, then we ask that you join us in these protests or doing something to make a change.

And if you’re really, really, really committed to change, it means that you’ve got to go back and do the research and vote in a way that’s going to create the change that we need. So you need to go back and research locally the candidates who support things like prison reform and are against the horrible way that we treat immigrants.

You can find all Kevin’s contact links at kevinhofmann.com

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Choices and Challenges of Individual and Collective Data Use

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I interview sociobiologist Rebecca Costa. Rebecca D. Costa is an American sociobiologist and futurist. She’s the preeminent global experts on the subject of fast adaptation and recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson biodiversity technology award.

For more information you can visit rebeccacosta.com.

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In Support of Black Lives Matter

This is a special episode of Changes BIG and small. I put out this episode in support of justice for George Floyd, who was killed when a police office knelt on his neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds while he cried for his life. I support justice for Breonna Taylor who was killed in her own home. There is a long list of black men and women who have been killed by the police in the United States including Dominique Clayton, Eric Reason, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Ahmaud Arbery. I’m not American but I kneel with you and support the fight for justice. Black Lives Matter.

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