by Alejandro Arias, 10th grade
I was on google the other day and my advisor asked to look up information about the “south side” of Milwaukee. So I type it up and…
Just as I finish the last letter , Google auto fills the rest of my search to “places to avoid” and “crime rates”.
Upon clicking on one of the top hits…
I find a blog where people post questions about the neighborhoods in my city. According to this site, each of the major neighborhoods in Milwaukee can be reduced to a misinformed, discriminatory descriptor. It was all just really discriminatory things such as calling the entire Bayview area “gay” and honestly i can’t believe someone would do something like that, I mean sure these are his opinions but that is a lot of generalization right there. I’m sure they probably don’t even know anyone there.
What I also think is upsetting is that just looking up Sherman Park gives you a related search of the worst neighborhoods in milwaukee and i think that’s just unfair.
Why do you think this is? What are we doing to feed this data to google? I’d love to hear your thoughts!