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Skepticism

Bad Chart Thursday: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being a Trump Voter

Did you know that people of color are responsible for electing Trump? It’s true . . . if you lump people of color with white women. Just as falling out …

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Rep. Steve King: Proud White Supremacist

On Sunday, US Congressman Steve King (R-IA) retweeted the anti-immigrant fake news account Voice of Europe, adding his own white supremacist take on the original tweet: @SteveKingIA: “Wilders understands that …

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Politics

Refusal to Accept Clinton as the Nominee is rooted in Misogyny and Racism

This Tuesday as six more states voted, Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to ever win a major party nomination for president in the history of the United States. Although …

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Feminism

Racist Algorithms, Crime, and the Ethical Use of Data Prediction

ProPublica came out with an excellent piece this week by Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kircher looking at the algorithms used by the US justice system to …

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Skepchick Sundaylies! Encryption in Literature, the Blackest Black, Teaching Syrian Refugees, and the Relationship Between Birth Month and ADHD

Sunday Funny: The secret to happiness. (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick Encryption in Literature: Dancing Men (Spoilers) Elizabeth discusses the encrypted messages in “The Adventure of the Dancing Men.” Mad Art …

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FeaturedSkepticism

Your Phrase Is Problematic

I’ve got bad news for you. That celebrity whose style you adore? Said something super shitty. That politician whose quotes you will never not share on social media? Voted for …

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Trump & Dawkins Confused Why White Supremacists Might Like Them

The retweet (or “RT” in shorthand) is a funny thing. It can serve many purposes, some of which are contradictory: signal boosting, positive endorsement, an effort to draw negative attention to …

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Skepticism

Neurodiversity Is Not A Get Out Of Jail Free Card

“How do you know that question isn’t hard for him? He has autism. He might not understand racism.” “People with BPD can’t help being manipulative. That’s why I’d never date …

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