Towards a critical race methodology in algorithmic fairness

@article{Hanna2020TowardsAC,
  title={Towards a critical race methodology in algorithmic fairness},
  author={A. Hanna and Emily L. Denton and Andrew Smart and Jamila Smith-Loud},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency},
  year={2020}
}
We examine the way race and racial categories are adopted in algorithmic fairness frameworks. Current methodologies fail to adequately account for the socially constructed nature of race, instead adopting a conceptualization of race as a fixed attribute. Treating race as an attribute, rather than a structural, institutional, and relational phenomenon, can serve to minimize the structural aspects of algorithmic unfairness. In this work, we focus on the history of racial categories and turn to… 

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