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Emotion-Reading Tech Fails The Racial Bias Test

Written by Lauren Rhue, Wake Forest UniversityFacial recognition technology has progressed to point where it now interprets emotions in facial expressions. This type of analysis is increasingly used in daily life. For example, companies can use facial recognition software to help with hiring decisions. Other programs scan the faces in crowds to identify threats to public...

What Kwanzaa Means For Black Americans

Written by Frank Dobson, Vanderbilt UniversityOn Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will be daily ceremonies with food, decorations and other cultural objects, such as the kinara, which holds seven candles. At many Kwanzaa ceremonies, there is also African drumming and dancing.It is a time of communal...

Tell A Different Story About Santa This Holiday Season

Written by Peggy Albers, Georgia State UniversityIt is that time of year again: People are dusting off their holiday decorations in order to make their homes and public spaces festive. It is also the time when certain stories and songs are being repeated.Television holiday shows such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas” are almost iconic, with audiences watching them year...