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Neighborhood App SketchFactor Responds To Racism Complaints

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A new app that allows users to rate the "relative sketchiness" of an area is being accused of allowing users to stereotype minority neighborhoods. Follow Mikah Sargent: http://www.twitter.com/MikahSargent See more at http://www.newsy.com Sources: The Raw Story http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/07/white-duo-behind-app-to-avoid-sketchy-neighborhoods-is-shocked-to-hear-its-racist/ The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/sketchfactor-app-white-creators_n_5660205.html# Valleywag http://valleywag.gawker.com/smiling-young-white-people-make-app-for-avoiding-black-1617775138 SketchFactor http://www.sketchfactor.com/ Crain's New York http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140807/TECHNOLOGY/140809904/new-app-will-keep-you-away-from-sketchy-areas The Inquisitr http://www.inquisitr.com/1399980/sketchfactor-the-racist-app-tells-white-people-to-avoid-sketchy-areas/ New York Daily News http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-sketchfactor-app-shows-streets-safe-article-1.1896091 Image via: Newsy Staff