Why Most Robots Are White, Racist and Sexist

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According to privileged Christians the world over, God made Man in His image. Here, the word ‘Image’ is interpreted broadly, and encompasses people of color and none, as well as individuals of varying genders and none. Alas, when hupersons create robots, they are almost always white and male; by definition, therefore, they are also racist and sexist.

The Guardian, the font of all progressive knowledge, agrees with this assessment. As Laurie Penny writes in a hard-hitting article:

Robots have been racist and sexist for as long as the people who created them have been racist and sexist, because machines can work only from the information given to them, usually by the white, straight men who dominate the fields of technology and robotics

There are few exceptions to the above rule. Perhaps the first that comes to mind is the Star Wars character, C3PO. Deferential to womyn (Princess Lea) and wookies alike, the highly-sensitive C3PO was neither sexist nor racist. Nor was he homophobic; quite the opposite in fact, since an unseen director’s cut of the original Star War film includes a scene where C3PO leads a Pride march in some far corner of the solar system.

C3PO aside, however, where are the robots of color? Answer: almost nowhere. On the rare occasion when they do appear in films, they are shown to be malevolent creatures, reflecting their white male creators’ deeply racist prejudices. We need look no further than the ‘Terminator’ film series to learn, for example, that pigment-enhanced robots are almost universally evil in nature.

Black = Evil. Really? Might as well have shown the T-800 eating watermelon while you’re at it

The problem seems to lie with the people who get jobs to build robots. Alas, robot manufacturers require ‘high academics’, ‘professional rigor’ and ‘exacting standards’, which discriminate against candidates of color with less privileged backgrounds. As the Guardian writes, “As long ago as 1986, the medical school at St George’s hospital in London was found guilty of racial and sexual discrimination when it automated its admissions process based on data collected in the 1970s. The program looked at the sort of candidates who had been successful in the past, and gave similar people interviews. Unsurprisingly, the people the computer considered suitable were male, and had names that looked Anglo-Saxon.

We urge robot designers to drop their racist policies forthwith! The cybernetic world is a poorer place for its lack of diversity and arbitrary measures like academic ‘success’ have no place in the 21st century workplace.

In ending, we raise another depressing thought. Is Artificial Intelligence itself racist and sexist? We recall Microsoft’s recent bold experiment to see how its AI creation would fare when introduced to the world.nBack to the Guardian:

Last year Microsoft created a chatbot, Tay, which could “learn” and develop as it engaged with users on social media. Within hours it had pledged allegiance to Hitler and started repeating “alt-right” slogans – which is what happens when you give Twitter a baby to raise. Less intentional but equally awkward instances of robotic intolerance keep cropping up, as when one Google image search using technology “trained” to recognise faces based on images of Caucasians included African-American people among its search results for gorillas.”

Shocking isn’t it?

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

Even my computer screen is racist. When it is not working the screen goes black and yet when I turn it on it goes white. This subliminally represents that blacks are non working and white light is good.
Come to think about it, light its self is racist. Why did man chose to light their homes and streets with white light. Things look so much cooler when viewed under black lights.
When will we ever win this battle over racism.
Lets start a movement to convert all homes to black lights!

MillionDollarBonus

I agree. The entire universe is racist. Also, phrases like “blacklisted” and “the black plague” clearly indicate just how racist whites are. They pretend to be tolerant and generous, but on the inside they are still racist, and people of color are getting wise to them.

trav777

DNA is racist and must be outlawed.

Traffic cameras are racist, so is FICO.

White Robots are Racist
White Robots are Racist

This article is superb. This movie coming out epitomizes the privileged white robot fake media prop or not domination the Deplorable Trump -Putin (DTP) supporters love to impose on us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4VmJcZR0Yg

MillionDollarBonus

Wow, this was a great article Pbier! Sorry for my lackluster writing this week – I’ve been a little busy.

Of course computers are racist! They are created by white males! These computers use racist statistics and data to make inferences about how the sexes and races behave differently! How bigoted is that?? Making deductions based on data and evidence?? What next? Another holocaust?

LaserProphet
LaserProphet

I agree with your message, MDB, except for the word “created”. Computers, like any other significant achievement are a cultural appropriation of the white Patriarchy. The first automated machines were invented by Hero of Alexandria (Alexandria is in Egypt, which is in Africa; therefore, Hero was by definition not white): http://www.quenchvending.com/tag/egypt/. Contemporary computers were originally invented by one Augusta Ada King-Noel, and later shamelessly stolen by the agents of the Patriarchy. Of course, that doesn’t change the fact that those noble inventions since then have been thoroughly perverted to be dominated by racist and sexist bias.

trav777

historical revisionism- we now know from afrocentric scholars that EVERYTHING that was or is in africa ever for all time is black. This also includes arabia.

drb6
drb6

On the other hand, immigrants from N. Africa to US are classified as “white”, which yet once more shows the beautiful flexibility of progressive world-view.

trav777

and Steve Stephens, the Columbus OH shooter, had according to accredited media, “dark white skin.” He was not a black man as many people’s lyin eyes may have led them to believe.

drb6
drb6

Another interesting data point is that even though Fresno shooter was screaming Allah Akbar, this shooting was NOT an act of lone wolf terrorist. It was motivated by shooters’ (justified, of course) hate of white people. This is an interesting development in CRT – if the shooter is motivated by religion of peace, accredited press is ready to even admit xer racism towards whites to show that Muslims are not terrorists.

MillionDollarBonus

Yes you’re right, I stand corrected. As usual whites stole the technology from people of color and used it promote racism and sexism. Seriously, is there ANY ill in the world that isn’t the fault of white males?? We are just the WORST PEOPLE EVER!

MillionDollarBonus

I also absolutely LOVE the new comment system over at the Guardian! The comments are hidden by default, and instead a few selected positive comments are shown at the top – these aren’t the top rated comments, they’re just the ones chosen by the accredited editors for their quality. Also, a huge number of comments have been removed by the moderators because they violate the Guardian’s strict community guidelines. And on many contentious articles they don’t even allow comments at all! Very progressive!

hungrypirana
hungrypirana
MillionDollarBonus

What do you expect? Computers are devious, lying right-wingers.

drb6
drb6

Computer was invented by Babbage, whose father was a banker, ergo Babbage was a Jew according to Onan’s logic, and computers were thus invented by Jews.

drb6
drb6

so stop using computers – they are an evil Jewish invention!

Marinated Le Pen
Marinated Le Pen

There is nothing Anon can’t achieve, with a bit of camel urine, and a flying donkey. He needs no stinking Zionist computers!

Marinated Le Pen
Marinated Le Pen

A white robot will mix synthetic chemicals, add human secretions or fetal cells, and create fake lab meat? FDA will then say this meat has zero e-coli, so it is the gold standard for all meat. It will recommend that people eat “safe” lab meat, and go after natural meat which might have a bit of e-coli.

Worms are better than fake lab meat, GM crops, or even meat from cattle in concentrated feed lots. All are white man’s tricknology, or trick man’s whitenology something to be avoided at all costs.

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