Our Department of Housing and Urban Development (or HUD) has proposed using algorithms to evaluate housing applicants. Ask yourself: why does an algorithm need to handle a task humans have been handling for years? The answer: because algorithms don't have families and don't need to use the bathroom. In other words, because they're not people. Call me old-fashioned, but if something's important enough to do, a person should do it. And if you think people are fallible, well, algorithms are worse -- facial recognition algorithms think all black people look alike, job-recruiting algorithms can't hire women, and social media algorithms can't root out violent racists. And HUD's algorithm would track how often applicants go out clubbing, like people are never supposed to have fun or something. So CREDO helps you tell our HUD to do public housing the right way and reject its own proposal to hand over functions to computers.
Meanwhile, CREDO helps you tell your Senators to block the nomination of racist Steven Menashi to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. In "Ethnonationalism and Liberal Democracy," which he wrote for the University of Pennsylvania's international law journal back in 2010 (so no use saying "youthful indiscretion," amirite?), Mr. Menashi concludes that the more ethnically diverse a state is, the more ineffectual it is. He sounds like a man after our President's own heart! And Mr. Menashi's elite pedigree (he graduated Stanford and clerked for Justice Alito) doesn't excuse him; rather, it points out (as if we needed more of this!) how irredeemably corrupt and decadent Our Glorious Elites have become. If a white supremacist can smile, speak softly, and write complete sentences, they're not better than the barely coherent guy at the end of the bar, they're worse. Is it too much to ask to have fewer of them in positions of power?
Finally, CREDO also helps you tell ABC to drop former Administration spokeshack Sean Spicer from its upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars." I have long believed that if you work for evil, then we, as civilized people, should shun and shame you. That's why I didn't think Condoleeza Rice was "oppressed" by the public pressure that prompted her to withdraw from her Rutgers commencement speech gig in 2014: frankly, someone who worked for Tha Bush Mobb should never have received such an invitation in the first place. I can already hear the right-wingers, not usually known for public displays of compassion, demanding to know WHEN WILLZ TEH SHAMINGZ STOPZ!!!!! "When people stop acting shamefully" would be the answer. And I can hear them saying WHYZ DO YOU HAVEZ TO BRINGZ TEH POLITICZ INTO ITZ!!!!! But, really, folks, Sean Spicer brings the politics with him wherever he goes, and when you work for evil, civilized people shouldn't rush to put you on family TV programming.