Friday, January 27, 2006

High-Tech Racism

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Now software hates black people

I meant to put this up when it came out about three weeks ago, but I forgot.

Then I was reminded of it when I read an article about customer recommendations and took the opportunity to pass on the knowledge since I hate Wal-Mart so dearly.

It turns out that Wal-Mart's customer recommendation program suggested the "Planet of the Apes" to those who looked at DVD's of African-American icons such as MLK, Jack Johnson and Tina Turner.

And people wonder why Wal-Mart has an image problem.

1 comment:

  1. oh boy, I remember when that came out. I don't know how high-tech it is, but it's definitely hard-core racist. Add this to the end of the LONG list of reasons to not like Wal-mart.