Mad Cowboys, Skinny Bitches, and Vegan Freaks: 10 Books for Your Cruelty-Free Diet Library

Vegans do a lot more than just chomp on sprouts and suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous myths. They often read books and sometimes, they even write them. Attempting to offer a definitive list of such books is a fool's game so I've opted to save cookbooks and animal rights issues for two future lists. For now, I'll simply focus on 10 specifically vegan books upon which your food fact foundation can be built.

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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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