A Novel Method for Analysing Racial Bias: Collection of Person Level References: Appendix: Wikidata

14 May 2024

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(1) Muhammed Yusuf Kocyigit, Boston University;

(2) Anietie Andy, University of Pennsylvania;

(3) Derry Wijaya, Boston University.

Appendix: Wikidata

We use the the query in Figure 8 to select the set of individuals that were born in, residents of and citizens of the United States of America. The query takes the ethnic label manually. The ethnic label returns classes that are much more fine-grained then we aim for in this study so we manually create a dictionary to map each sub-group into our main categories presented in Figure 4 as African American, White American and Others. For African American the main rule was that the origin country for the ethnicity would be in the African Continent. We have also classified each European American(for example Italian American, Irish American etc.) ethnicity into White Americans.

Finally we manually label individuals that are are significant figures that don’t contain the ethnicity label in their Wikipedia page. This was more prevalent in White Americans.

Figure 8: Wikidata query for extracting individuals that are born in, residents of or citizens of the United States.