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US social networks help combat racial bias


  • Tech News
  • Thursday, 12 Jul 2018

Videos initially posted on social media show white Americans – including "Permit Patty" (upper right) and "Pool Patrol Paula" (lower left) – who called the police to report supposed problems with African Americans or Hispanics. Social media users have quickly accused them of racial profiling – and turned their "problems" into national teachable moments thanks to the power of the hashtag. — AFP

Videos initially posted on social media show white Americans – including "Permit Patty" (upper right) and "Pool Patrol Paula" (lower left) – who called the police to report supposed problems with African Americans or Hispanics. Social media users have quickly accused them of racial profiling – and turned their "problems" into national teachable moments thanks to the power of the hashtag. — AFP

WASHINGTON: “Permit Patty” and “Pool Patrol Paula” have been unlikely – and somewhat infamous – stars of the Twitter age: they are white Americans who have called the police to report alleged problems with black people.  

Instead, social media users have quickly accused them of racial profiling – and turned their “problems” into national teachable moments thanks to the power of the hashtag. 

   

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