Robot Racism? Yeah, It’s A Thing

Randy Smith
4 min readJan 30, 2024

“Why Are So Many Robots White?”

I saw that headline very recently and it shocked me. But it wasn’t the headline itself that shocked me, but rather that to me this is old news. It was for a story by Mark Paterson in The Conversation.

What this headline implies is that the author may be surprised by the racism associated with robots. Put another way, the author…

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Randy Smith

This is my pen name. I write random musings about our semi-dystopian world, pop culture and nerdy things like transportation, film noir and music.