Re: Re[2]: [blacktechies] App to avoid black neighborhoods

From: Chad Vincent S.
Sent on: Friday, August 8, 2014 11:02 AM

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On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 9:58 AM, Marie Edith Patterson <[address removed]> wrote:
Yes I think that is a worthwhile venture.

Historically, during the Jim Crow and civil rights era in this country African Americans who travelled knew and shared information on lodging that would accept them.

On Aug 8, 2014, at 10:38 AM, Etzer <[address removed]> wrote:

First I would like to say I don't know much about the app, I just read the headline and made an assumption.

Giving the horrible hate crimes towards black folks in this country, would you support an app that lets other black folks know that a certain area committed a hate crime towards a fellow sister or brother?




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From: Marie Edith Patterson
Date:08/08/2014 10:22 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: Re[2]: [blacktechies] App to avoid black neighborhoods

Please clarify the premise of the app.  What functions does the app perform?

On Aug 8, 2014, at 10:08 AM, Etzer <[address removed]> wrote:

If we, black folks, created a similar app, would you support it?



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From: Marie Edith Patterson
Date:08/08/2014 9:59 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: Re[2]: [blacktechies] App to avoid black neighborhoods

Racist is extremely fundable.

On Aug 8, 2014, at 1:38 AM, Diana <[address removed]> wrote:

I agree I can't believe this nonsense got funded!!! Smh

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On Aug 8, 2014, at 1:13 AM, Jonathan <[address removed]> wrote:

To think someone thought this worth venture capital. Maybe one off us should build an app that tells us where we can go to avoid driving while black traffic stops and Klansman.

Jonathan

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Friday, August 8, 2014, 12:43 AM -0400 from Steven Francisco <[address removed]>:
if it keeps the gentrification at bay I might report whole neighborhoods...
On Aug 8,[masked]:11 AM, "Therese L" < [address removed] > wrote:
>Thought this was interesting to share. 
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>Is there any way to keep white people from using computers, before this whole planet is ruined? I ask because the two enterprising white entrepreneurs above just made yet another app for avoiding non-white areas of your town—and it's really taking off!
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>Crain's reports on SketchFactor, a racist app made for avoiding "sketchy" neighborhoods, which is the term young white people use to describe places where they don't feel safe because they watched all five seasons of The Wire:
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>SketchFactor, the brainchild of co-founders Allison McGuire and Daniel Herrington, is a Manhattan-based navigation app that crowdsources user experiences along with publicly available data to rate the relative "sketchiness" of certain areas in major cities. The app will launch on the iTunes on Friday, capping off a big week for the startup, which was named as a finalist in the NYC BigApps competition.
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>According to Ms. McGuire, a Los Angeles native who lives in the West Village, the impetus behind SketchFactor was her experience as a young woman navigating the streets of Washington, D.C., where she worked at a nonprofit.
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>...
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>After meeting Mr. Herrington, an electrical engineer who was taken with the SketchFactor idea, the two quit their Washington D.C.-based jobs and decamped to New York City with funding from family and friends.
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>As one of the finalists in the BigApps competition, SketchFactor is poised to receive more attention when it launches. With firsthand experience living in Washington, D.C., where white terror is as ubiquitous as tucked-in polo shirts, grinning caucasians Allison McGuire and Daniel Herrington should be unstoppable in the field of smartphone race-baiting—they're already finalists in a $20,000 startup contest! But don't worry: they're not racist. It says so right on their blog, which asks people to share "sketchy" stories about strangers they spot:
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>Who we're not: racists, bigots, sexists. Any discriminatory posts will be deleted.
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>Source: http://valleywag.gawker.com/smiling-young-white-people-make-app-for-avoiding-black-1617775138/all
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