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"A decade ago, I sat talking to a young mother on welfare about her experiences with technology. When our conversation turned to Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (EBT), Dorothy* said, “They’re great. Except [Social Services] uses them as a tracking device.” I must have looked shocked, because she explained that her caseworker routinely looked at her EBT purchase records. Poor women are the test subjects for surveillance technology, Dorothy told me ruefully, and you should pay attention to what happens to us. You’re next."
At The American Prospect, Virginia Eubanks details four broad ways in which looking to the experiences of marginalized communities can lay out for everyone else the ways in which we have been, are being and are soon to be monitored and surveilled. (via x09)
if i have to say one mor time about poor black women being the harbinger of the turning of the GOD DAMN WORLD