Critical Race Theory for HCI

  title={Critical Race Theory for HCI},
  author={Ihudiya Finda Ogbonnaya-Ogburu and Angela D. R. Smith and Alexandra To and Kentaro Toyama},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
The human-computer interaction community has made some efforts toward racial diversity, but the outcomes remain meager. We introduce critical race theory and adapt it for HCI to lay a theoretical basis for race-conscious efforts, both in research and within our community. Building on the theory's original tenets, we argue that racism is pervasive in everyday socio-technical systems; that the HCI community is prone to "interest convergence", where concessions to inclusion require benefits to… 

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