Phones and Apps : NEW APP MADE TO AVOID BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS

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  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Smiling Young White People Make App for Avoiding Black Neighborhoods

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    Is there any way to keep white people from using computers, before this whole planet is ruined? I ask because the two enterprising white entrepreneurs above just made yet another app for avoiding non-white areas of your town—and it's really taking off!
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    Crain's reports on SketchFactor, a racist app made for avoiding "sketchy" neighborhoods, which is the term young white people use to describe places where they don't feel safe because they watched all five seasons of The Wire:
    SketchFactor, the brainchild of co-founders Allison McGuire and Daniel Herrington, is a Manhattan-based navigation app that crowdsources user experiences along with publicly available data to rate the relative "sketchiness" of certain areas in major cities. The app will launch on the iTunes on Friday, capping off a big week for the startup, which was named as a finalist in the NYC BigApps competition.
    According to Ms. McGuire, a Los Angeles native who lives in the West Village, the impetus behind SketchFactor was her experience as a young woman navigating the streets of Washington, D.C., where she worked at a nonprofit.
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    After meeting Mr. Herrington, an electrical engineer who was taken with the SketchFactor idea, the two quit their Washington D.C.-based jobs and decamped to New York City with funding from family and friends.
    As one of the finalists in the BigApps competition, SketchFactor is poised to receive more attention when it launches.
    With firsthand experience living in Washington, D.C., where white terror is as ubiquitous as tucked-in polo shirts, grinning caucasians Allison McGuire and Daniel Herrington should be unstoppable in the field of smartphone race-baiting—they're already finalists in a $20,000 startup contest! But don't worry: they're not racist. It says so right on their blog, which asks people to share "sketchy" stories about strangers they spot:
    Who we're not: racists, bigots, sexists. Any discriminatory posts will be deleted.
    Oh, well in that case. The app launches tomorrow, so it's probably safest to just stay indoors until then.



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    As my grandmother would say...The longer you live the more you see...Have to SMH.
     
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    Yt people actually need an app to know which are the black areas of there own town???? dumb dont even begin to cover it - what next? maybe a lil alarm to go off if the phone gets 20 ft or closer to one of us?
     
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    The more you see, the less things change





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    The only time they seem to want to associate is when they want to score some drugs





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    And the two white folks say THEY ARE NOT RACIST:lol::lol:
     
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    They didn't try to lynch you like those others did they?





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    any Yt who buys this app in detroit would have to qualify for the extra super duper stupid award i reckon cuz aint it just divided in 2 by 8 mile road???
     
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    There are plenty of suburban neighborhoods everyone should avoid like the plague





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