The Insidiousness of Racism: Education, Machine Learning, and Coffee

Yesterday, I was feeling ill but needed to go to work anyway. I thought that a nice cup of coffee from one of my favorite places would be a perfect way to start the day and make me feel better.

When I walked into the coffee shop, there were people at the counter but no one was in a line. I stood between the two registers, thinking that would be a likely place to start a line. In a few moments, three other people arrived, one standing to my left and two others behind me.