Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices They Faced: Da 5 Bloods | Time

“Robert McNamara’s Project 100,000, implemented in 1966, pulled hundreds of thousands of poor men into the war—40% of them African American. By the following year, Black soldiers made up 16.3% of those drafted and 23% of Vietnam combat troops, despite accounting for only roughly 11% of the civilian population.” – Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices… Continue reading Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices They Faced: Da 5 Bloods | Time

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“Robert McNamara’s Project 100,000, implemented in 1966, pulled hundreds of thousands of poor men into the war—40% of them African American. By the following year, Black soldiers made up 16.3% of those drafted and 23% of Vietnam combat troops, despite accounting for only roughly 11% of the civilian population.” – Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices… Continue reading Black Vietnam Veterans on Injustices They Faced: Da 5 Bloods | Time

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Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?

“Bosworth sent around a remarkable internal memo justifying some of Facebook’s “ugly” physical and social effects as the trade-offs necessary for growth: “Maybe it costs a life by exposing someone to bullies. Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools. And still we connect people. The ugly truth is that we believe… Continue reading Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?

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Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?

“In 2011, the company asked the Federal Election Commission for an exemption to rules requiring the source of funding for political ads to be disclosed. In filings, a Facebook lawyer argued that the agency “should not stand in the way of innovation.”” – Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?

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Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?

“At an event in November, 2017, Sean Parker, Facebook’s first president, called himself a “conscientious objector” to social media, saying, “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” A few days later, Chamath Palihapitiya, the former vice-president of user growth, told an audience at Stanford, “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have… Continue reading Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?

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