With the rise of racially-charged incidents, many organizations are developing new ways to overcome these issues. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation—which is dedicated to combating discrimination—recently launched an app in South Africa that will allow users to report racist occurrences, Business Day reported.
The app—dubbed the Zimele Race Report—is a platform that lets individuals log their experiences with racism. The data captured through the app will help determine discriminatory trends and decide which areas need the most attention and how local organizations can step in and help. The app was a combined effort between the foundation and the Innovation Hub.
“The idea behind the app is to aggregate data around hot spots or trends of racism‚” Zaakirah Vadi, a spokeswoman for the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, told the news outlet. “If there is a school in a certain area where we get five reports from‚ we know there is something really serious going on at that school. We will then send in facilitators [to resolve the issue]. What we are doing during the pilot phase is engaging with a range of organizations, such as the South African Human Rights Commission … so that they can deal with some of the complaints as well.” She added that the app is being used as an avenue to unify organizations who are on a mission to combat racism.
The Zimele Race Report app is currently available on Google Play for Android users only.
Many apps have been developed in efforts to provide solutions and bring awareness to pressing social issues. In 2016, developer Josh Begley launched an app called Archives + Absences that was designed to log every single police killing in this country.
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62 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police
UPDATED: 9:54 a.m. EDT, July 20, 2019 --
Police shooting and killing Black males is all but a centuries-old American tradition among law enforcement in the U.S. But the fact that this apparent rite of police passage was still thriving in 2019 and expected to continue well into 2020 and beyond should give any American citizen pause as more and more names of Black males continue to be added to a growing list of victims with what seems like a new shooting every week.
Most recently, the country has been outraged by now the justice system failed the family of Eric Garner who strangled by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Sadly, the Justice Department decided Pantaleo will not be hit with federal charges and it is still being decided if he will even lose his job as a police officer. Garner is one of many victims.
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Other victims' names include, but certainly, aren't limited to: Tamir Rice; Botham Shem Jean; E.J. Bradford; and Michael Brown.
As NewsOne continues covering these shootings that so often go ignored by mainstream media, the below running list Black men and boys who have been shot and killed by police under suspicious circumstances can serve as a tragic reminder of the danger they face upon being born into a world of hate that branded them as suspects since birth.