Join us in IRC in two hours (2pm ET/6pm UT) for a discussion on, "How is racism a free software issue?" lead by Molly de Blanc. More on how to join us for this conversation here, sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/ma

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Folks who are joining us today might want to take a look here for just a few examples of the ways in which software perpetuates racism that are already known. deblanc.net/blog/2020/06/09/ra

@conservancy You could use a better host :)

"This account has reached its limit of concurrent processes."

@rubenwardy Oh! Was that the message you got when trying to access sfconservancy.org or deblanc.net ?

@conservancy deblanc.net! A reload allowed me to see the article. Perhaps it's just overloaded currently

@conservancy@mastodon.technology Maybe they should stop driving drunk.
Or I guess the non-whites are just children without personal agency according to anti-racists.... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@matrix07012 The piece says breathalyzers are so often mis-calibrated that they aren't submissible as evidence, but that people who get pulled over get charged anyway. I'm not sure what point you're making?

@conservancy@mastodon.technology And somehow the breathalyzers miscalibrate themselves when they see Latinos? That's some advanced technology.

@matrix07012 If you read the piece, you'll have noticed that Latinx people get pulled over more often, despite not being big drinkers. So unreliable technology disproportionately applied to Latinx people.

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