Bigotry – Letter to the Editor

Bryan Wang wrote about the abuse of facial recognition software towards people of color. Three years ago, City Clerk Hassam Haggag claimed he could prove a Chinese American activist was part of the 49ers by using facial recognition software. Wang is right, software giants like Facebook, an employer of Haggag use facial recognition to attack people of color. Indeed, Russian hackers developed Facebook political bot groups to instill racial fear, and now Jude Barry is selling the same electoral hacking software. Barry used the technique of darkening skin to attack candidates of color in Santa Clara and employed the very lawyer, Churchwell who opposed Asian activists getting involved in Santa Clara. Teresa ONeill actively opposed the desire of Asian American homeowners to control overdevelopment of Pomeroy. Haggag claimed he was African American in court case, racism is alive and well.