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Greetings - Macomb has just opened its new Writing Studios.  You can get free help from writing consultants who already know about our course.  For information about their hours, scheduling process, etc., go to the "Tools" link above and click on "Writing Studio" in the drop down menu.  

One other thing: the writing consultants all have lots of experience. Their education ranges from the Bachelor's Degree (four year) to the Ph.D. (a doctorate).  They're good, smart people, who know a lot about writing.

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Some of you have asked for readings that apply to specific forms of digital redlining.  The list below may help:

Predictive Policing

http://www.businessinsider.com/microsofts-crime-fighting-app-2015-12


http://mic.com/articles/127739/minority-reports-predictive-policing-technology-is-really-reporting-minorities#.5f8II9P1k


http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/10/06/defendants_should_be_able_to_inspect_software_code_used_in_forensics.html


https://shadowproof.com/2015/08/03/nypd-chief-bill-bratton-minority-report-is-modern-fact-not-fiction/#.VcRyC-ud7js.twitter


https://medium.com/equal-future/predictive-policing-is-happening-now-and-police-could-learn-a-real-lesson-from-minority-report-e105a592eda0#.4jg6awgxs



Credit/Finance

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2014/05/30/where_to_find_historical_redlining_maps_of_your_city.html


http://www.thenation.com/article/how-companies-turn-your-facebook-activity-credit-score/


http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/facebooks-new-patent-and-digital-redlining/407287/


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/nyregion/hudson-city-bank-settlement.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=1



Civil Liberties

https://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-free-speech-national-security/invasion-data-snatchers-big-data-and


https://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-racial-justice-criminal-law-reform/when-big-data-becomes-civil-rights


http://www.civilrights.org/press/2014/civil-rights-principles-big-data.html


http://prospect.org/article/how-big-data-could-undo-our-civil-rights-laws


http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Lr7Z7ysDluQ



Education

Admissions:  http://www.alternet.org/books/redlining-education-how-universities-exclude-students-based-where-they-live

Testing: http://heckmanequation.org/content/resource/lacking-character-american-education-fails-test


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