'We are very scared': Palestinian writer explains Israel's 'forced ethnic displacement' in powerful clip

This week, Jerusalem has experienced more clashes between Israeli settlers and Palestinians. Mohammed El-Kurd, a Palestinian writer, discussed the recent violence during a CNN appearance on Tuesday — and explained why he disagrees with the word "eviction" being used to describe Palestinians being removed by force from places where they have been living.

El-Kurd, who said he is being forced from his family home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, told CNN, "It's not really eviction. It's forced ethnic displacement, to be accurate, because an eviction implies legal authority — while the Israeli occupation has no legitimate jurisdiction over the eastern parts of Occupied Jerusalem under international law. It also implies the presence of a landlord, and certainly, these Israeli settlers have not built our homes. They're not our landlords. "

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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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