Tag: digital divide
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that 83.6 percent of the non-Hispanic White population in the United States has Internet access in their home. For Black Americans, the figure is 68 percent.
A new study published by the Pew Research Center finds that the much publicized "digital divide" between Blacks and Whites is mostly due to economic factors rather than race.
Access to information is extremely important in today's society. Those that have it are better able to compete in the job market or in gaining access to higher education. But new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that there is a persistent racial digital divide.
Whites are more likely than Blacks to have wired broadband services in the home.