Brett Kavanaugh was never a fan of Trump — but he played the game to make it to SCOTUS: report

This Is Why the Kavanaugh Nomination Matters - And His Confirmation Is Not Guaranteed

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh publicly praised former President Donald Trump but behind closed doors, he reportedly sang a very different tune. Like many questionable aspects of Kavanaugh's past, new details about his love-hate relationship with the former president are coming to light.

A new piece published by The Atlantic explains how Kavanaugh actually loathed the former disgraced president but ultimately made the right moves to secure his seat on the Supreme Court bench. When Kavanaugh appeared at the White House for his acceptance speech, he doted on the former president's dedication to the judiciary although he had little to no involvement with the judges.

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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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