Top CERN Scientist Suspended for Presentation That Argued There Is No Sexism in Physics

CERN suspended theorist Alessandro Strumia on Monday after he gave a presentation at a conference about gender in high energy physics that argued "physics is not sexist against women."
Daniel Oberhaus
hate crimes

This Interactive Map Tracks White Supremacist Hate Crimes in America

The Anti-Defamation League documented and mapped 4,500 hate-related incidents.
Ankita Rao

Small Town Councillor Posts Racist Slur on Facebook, Claims He Was Hacked, Then Deletes His Account and Wipes His Hard Drive

Councillor Don Cardy in Brant County, Ontario was given a two-day suspension after an integrity commissioner report was filed on the incident.
Kaleigh Rogers
On Edge

For Black Professionals, Secondhand Racism Is an Unending Stress

In the course of their work, black lawyers and journalists are forced to confront the ugliest examples of our nation's racial inequity.
Chauncey Alcorn

That Extremely Racist Canadian Video Game Is Canceled

Get that shit out of here.
Jacob Dubé

An Extremely Racist Canadian Video Game Was Put on Blast by a US Congresswoman

Who thought ‘Dirty Chinese Restaurant’ was a good idea?
Jordan Pearson
bad code

The Algorithms Aren’t Working for the Rest of Us

Code carries human bias and mistakes.
Louise Matsakis
Impulse Controls

Can You Get Addicted to Trolling?

It’s becoming increasingly evident that, for some people, trolling isn’t just playing an asshole on the internet.
Virginia Pelley
online toxicity

Google's Anti-Bullying AI Mistakes Civility for Decency

The culture of online civility is harming us all.
Jillian York
Pepe the Frog

A Texas Assistant Principal Wrote an Alt-Right Children's Book

Author Eric Hauser denies the book has racist themes. Source materials provided by his illustrator tell a different story.
Matthew Gault

Facebook’s Internal Moderator Policies Should Have Been Published Years Ago

It's taken a leak to the press to understand what Facebook really wants.
Ben Sullivan
the sharing economy

California Wants to Know How Many Airbnb Hosts Racially Discriminate Against Guests

A California agency will investigate hosts with three or more complaints against them alleging racial discrimination.
Meaghan Beatley