Being a white artist in a predominantly Black art form, Vanilla Ice was under more scrutiny than his contemporaries. He’d been hounded for sampling Queen’s “Under Pressure”, which only contributed to a laundry list of alleged transgressions against hip-hop. From being a “musical…[and] economic phenomenon”, his fall was cemented after the airing of Jim Carrey’s “White, White Baby” and a brutal interview with Arsenio Hall in quick succession, which had called his blatant whiteness to attention.
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An artificial intelligence model built by Ishanu Chattopadhyay and his colleagues analysed crime data in Chicago from 2014 to 2016 and managed to predict future levels of crime down to the nearest 300 metres, a week before they actually happened. While extremely useful, this artificial intelligence has been shown to expose racial prejudice in law enforcement. Hopefully, as the study’s data and methodology have been made available for others to evaluate, these prejudices can be avoided in the next iteration. Read full article here