App to Help People Avoid Crime-Ridden Areas is Racist

SketchFactor is an app developed by D.C. natives Allison McGuire and Daniel Herrington that’s set to go live this Friday. It’ll help users identify “sketchy” neighborhoods so that they can avoid them. The app will use publicly available data and crowdsourcing to give users updated information on crime in certain areas. Obviously, when you’re talking about crime and “sketchy” neighborhoods, that automatically means you’re talking about black neighborhoods. And, what do you know, Read more […]