Logan Nonfiction Program Alumna Virginia Eubanks Receives Critical Acclaim for “Automating Inequality”


Automating Equality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

“Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor” was reviewed in the New York Times this week in an articlethat called the book “riveting” and acknowledged Virginia Eubanks’s investigative research that took her across the country to reveal “illuminating” interviews and insights.

“Automating Inequality” is a systematic investigation into the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The Times writes: “Its argument should be widely circulated, to poor people, social service workers and policymakers, but also throughout the professional classes. Everyone needs to understand that technology is no substitute for justice.”

Eubanks was a Spring 2016 fellow with the Logan Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute. “Automating Inequality” was released in January by St. Martin’s Press and is available for purchase now.