Republicans know Trump is destroying conservatism. This GOP operative just explained why they stick by him anyway

President Donald J. Trump waves after disembarking Marine One on the South Lawn of the White Wednesday, July 29, 2020, following his visit to Texas. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Stuart Stevens has a very conservative resumé: the veteran GOP strategist worked on the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush and Bob Dole, and in 2012, he was the chief strategist for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney (now a U.S. senator). Moreover, Stevens worked with a long list of Republican governors and members of Congress. But these days, Stevens is a Never Trump conservative and is working with the right-wing anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project. During an interview with Politico’s Michael Grunwald, Stevens discussed his new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump” — and he laid out some reasons why the GOP has allowed Trumpism to prevail even though Trump has been terrible for the party.

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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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