Twitter’s Picture Preview Feature is Both Racist and Colorist

In the past few years, Black people have been inundated with the ways that technology hates us just as much as white supremacy does (then again, technology is an extension and weapon of white supremacy in many ways). Indeed, Black people are no strangers to racism, and dark skinned Black people are no strangers to colorism. In fact, Dr. Joy Buolamwini and Dr. Timnit Gebru have already demonstrated in their canonical work Gender Shades that computer vision algorithms with deep neural networks are colorist against dark skin Black women [1]. To this end…