Cathy O’Neil on Democracy

Important decisions that affect our lives are made every day. Increasingly, those decisions are made not by humans but by computers.  In theory, this should lead to more fairness since everyone is judged by the same rules, and bias is eliminated. In reality, the algorithms that are used to make these decisions are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable…even when they’re wrong. …

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Be Counted. Be Heard. Cleveland Public Library Explores Democracy

Cleveland is facing big decisions in 2020. And, Cleveland Public Library is the source for information about the Census, the U.S. presidential election and voter registration. Cleveland Public Library is kicking off its Democracy 2020 campaign with voter registration drives at select neighborhood branches and virtual programs to educate the public about what it means to vote and participate in…

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Recommended Reading: Black Liberation, Organization Strategy, and the History of Discrimination in the United States

Black Lives Matter has given the black community a unified voice since 2013. However, protests and the fight for equality in the United States for people of color extend back further than this decade. Below are recommended titles from our Center for Local and Global History department which help bring historical context to the black liberation movements, the organization strategies,…

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