George Bush, Sr. bursts into tears in public [VIDEO]

George H. W. Bush burst into tears during Jeb Bush's final leadership forum as Governor of Florida. Inexplicably, the former president's voice broke as he described Jeb's loss in the governor's race in 1994. (He went on to win the next time.)

The former president explained that Jeb had some rough times in that race but, "He didn't whine about it, and he didn't complain." With that Bush Sr. burst into tears.

This is a sad clip to watch. The look of anguish on the former president's face is doesn't seem to match the content of his remarks. One can't help but wonder whether Bush Sr. is inwardly comparing Jeb's fortitude to that of his other son, George W. Bush.

"The true measure of a man is how you handle victory, and also defeat," the former president said, before breaking down again.

George Bush, Sr. realizes that the Bush dynasty is over.

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Imagine you've forgotten once again the difference between a gorilla and a chimpanzee, so you do a quick Google image search of “gorilla." But instead of finding images of adorable animals, photos of a Black couple pop up.

Is this just a glitch in the algorithm? Or, is Google an ad company, not an information company, that's replicating the discrimination of the world it operates in? How can this discrimination be addressed and who is accountable for it?

“These platforms are encoded with racism," says UCLA professor and best-selling author of Algorithms of Oppression, Dr. Safiya Noble. “The logic is racist and sexist because it would allow for these kinds of false, misleading, kinds of results to come to the fore…There are unfortunately thousands of examples now of harm that comes from algorithmic discrimination."

On At Liberty this week, Dr. Noble joined us to discuss what she calls “algorithmic oppression," and what needs to be done to end this kind of bias and dismantle systemic racism in software, predictive analytics, search platforms, surveillance systems, and other technologies.

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