Racism is Preventing Hardworking People from Earning Enough

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Accessible Innovation Project: Calling Up Justice using Artificial Intelligence to Increase Inclusion for Disabled Creators

Calling Up Justice is a company that is conducting an exciting project aimed at experimenting with accessibility and machine learning technology to increase empowerment for disabled creators. The project involved selecting a video or other writing source featuring disabled creators sharing their clever ideas for 1-3 minutes. Free platforms were then used to transcribe the video, which was subsequently fed into Chat GPT to produce an essay that authentically reflected the creators’ voices and ideas. With the help of Claudia Alick’s fine tuning data and prompts, the resulting essays were representative of the disabled creators’ perspectives. This project exemplifies how artificial intelligence technology can be leveraged to empower marginalized communities and create a more inclusive society, with minimal effort on the part of the creators. The following article was built off a report published by Luticha Doucette.

Racism is Preventing Hardworking People from Earning Enough

by Luticha Doucette (produced by Claudia Alick via Chat-GPT)

As a resident of Monroe County, I have witnessed the devastating effects of poverty on our community. Despite being employed, many individuals and families struggle to make ends meet and achieve self-sufficiency. This is why the recently released report on the demographic and earning disparities in our local workforce is so important.

The report highlights the clear correlation between race, gender, educational attainment, physical ability, and wages. It is undeniable that minorities, women, and the disabled are disproportionately impacted by poverty due to their lower wages. The industries with the highest rates of minorities also tend to be the lowest paying, and regardless of educational attainment, minorities earn less than their white counterparts in nearly every industry sector.

It is clear that racism plays a significant role in perpetuating poverty in our community. As a resident, it is unacceptable to me that anyone should have to work multiple jobs and still struggle to make ends meet. It is unacceptable that individuals and families have to choose between basic necessities like food and rent. We must do better.

The report recommends engaging employers and lawmakers in the industries where minorities are both underpaid and over-represented to work towards increasing wages. This is a crucial step in meeting the goal of reducing poverty in Monroe County by 50% over the next 15 years.

It is time for our elected officials to take action. We cannot continue to ignore the systemic issues that contribute to poverty in our community. It is time to prioritize policies and initiatives that address the wage gap and racial disparities in our workforce.

As a community, we must come together to support our neighbors and work towards a brighter future for everyone. We cannot afford to let anyone fall through the cracks. It is time for us to take a stand against poverty and racism and work towards a more equitable and just society.

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