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By Keith Reed, The Root

Murison Inc. conducts corporate diversity training but some question its tactics.

Talk about getting it wrong: A company that uses technology to conduct diversity training for major corporations has been using white actors to portray people of color in fictional scenarios where race plays an important factor, BuzzFeed reports

Murison’s CEO told BuzzFeed that so-called “open casting” was necessary to its business model and also prevented Murison from putting its nonwhite employees in the position of having to constantly relive microaggressions or uncomfortable situations in simulations…

We know, it’s a lot. We already knew Silicon Valley is no Wakanda, that Black founders have a hard time raising venture capital and that artificial intelligence tech has some serious problems with race.

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