May all your robots be made of candy

Organizing Theory
The NAACP has issued a travel advisory for American Airlines, citing discrimination against Black Americans.
Donor advised funds are giving away more of their money this year, in reaction to Trump Administration attacks on women and civil rights.
It’s Election Day next week (and won’t you be sad to see Chris Christie go?)—here’s a timely piece on using tech for GOTV.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
In a nod to the sharing economy, Toyota just put a car rental facility into a cafe.
Got an ER bill? Consider sharing it with Vox’s Sarah Kliff, who is collecting bills for a report on hospital pricing transparency.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
“You have to really trust a company to let it record what’s going on inside your home at all times, and even more to unlock your door for strangers.”  is a facet of the newly-announced Amazon Key? I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
What’s Going on in the Workforce thinks they’ve cracked the code on how to make tech hiring more diverse.
3 Latina engineers just sued Uber for discrimination in their pay practices for engineers who are women or people of color.
Can we stop calling things “Uber for X” yet? Evidently not. ‘Uber for restaurant shifts’ app Pluggd is offering to take the guesswork out of occasional shifts in the restaurant industry—and to make sure that workers get paid in full.
Unions aren’t doing enough to organize precarious workers (focus on the UK trade union movement, but relevant elsewhere).
And on that note—American freelancers are starting to see more competition from abroad. I think political strategy consultants are probably less at risk for this—but maybe I should start looking for a job again.
From Partners
The folks at CountLove have been tracking protests in every state, since the Inauguration. They’ve just put out a map showing which issue is at the top of every state’s protest agenda.
Geeking Out
Data geek alert: , which shows how British investors helped develop suburbs in the United States (and contributed to patterns of racial segregation in the late 19th through mid-20th centuries) will push all your wonk buttons. Bonus points for revealing that “single lady” and “gentleman” were considered job classifications.

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