Tech Policy

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks and Discuss Technology Policy Priorities for Black Communities at the 2022 Joint Center Summit

At the 2022 Joint Center Future of Black Communities Summit, the featured speaker and panelists for the Technology Policy Priorities for Black Communities conversation discussed how Black communities are targets for discriminatory ad targeting; the prevalence of online disinformation and digital hate speech that prompts real life-harms; the misuse of data in employment and lending; obstacles with the lack of broadband access; and tech policy solutions that will keep Black Americans safe while online.

Opening Remarks:

  • Geoffrey Starks, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission


  • Chanelle Hardy, Head of Civil Rights, Google
  • Steve Newell, Assistant Director, Innovation and Equity, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Yvette Badu-Nimako, Vice President, Policy/Civil Rights, National Urban League
  • Damon Hewitt, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    • Moderator: Patrick Lucas Austin, Editor, IT Brew

Watch the opening remarks and conversation below.