UNESCO Chair in Bioethics


  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Faculty of Law
  • Ave. Diagonal, 684
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu
  • Master in Bioethics and Law
  • (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • master.bd@ub.edu


"A Racially Biased Scoring System Helps Pick Who Receives Housing in L.A."

The Markup

A few years ago, Markup reporter Colin Lecher was reading Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks and doing some digging on his own when he learned that: Los Angeles uses a scoring system to help decide who receives subsidized housing; Existing research on a few other cities using the same scoring system found racially biased results; Los Angeles had yet to release any scoring data. So, no scoring data has been released? On a potentially racially biased system? Challenge accepted. Colin wanted that data.