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“It is deeply seeded… I got back to the poor house ledger and not that much had changed… We just keep recreating this same system and it’s not because it is more or less efficient… There are new ways of creating a very similar system which is one that punishes, disciplines, and limits the life opportunities of the poor.”

Dr. Virginia Eubanks

This episode is the second of two parts that explore social justice in the information age. In it, Dr. Virginia Eubanks continues her discussion on this topic with a question and answer exchange with members of University at Buffalo School of Social Work community.

Virginia Eubanks is the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age (MIT Press 2011) and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building With Barbara Smith (SUNY Press 2014). She is currently at work on a new book about digital surveillance in poor and working-class neighborhoods in the United States. Eubanks is an associate professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality studies at the University at Albany, SUNY, and a Ford Academic Fellow at New America in Washington, DC. She writes regularly for The American Prospect and Equal Future and works for economic justice with two organizations, the Popular Technology Workshops and Our Knowledge, Our Power. She lives in Troy, NY, and you can follow her at @PopTechWorks.

Interviewer: Kathleen Kost, PhD

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