Race and the Digital: Racial Formation and 21st Century TechnologiesMain Menu"From Tweets to Streets?" A Research Project with Digital Supplement"The Digital Divide" Research ProjectsRace and the Digital BlogIntersectionality and TaggingCourse SyllabusSyllabus for Race and the Digital at UCLAStatement of Values: Digital Ethnic StudiesContributors' PortfoliosAbout "Race and the Digital"Genevieve Carpiocbaef6f4fe1847cc774ee8ef5c2d6efb0a58fda3Kid Cometb62a4423d252f961609f416b7188ffbc7d84a7d3Yesenia Melgoza-Fernandeza6a8d8933b14c7be3a522d5102f92c9dfe52e9b2Michie Ortiz25daabac1577ec1d12a68b2c0b0a15c4dba1374bEduardo D. Garcia6e60d0784abf2b990f3510cceb60101259a8bdd3Alan Evangelistaf3e41e7c002a037bb13d71a1e837eb5bf5bef12fAna Victoria H.37ae5307effd9bccccea4f0fe7958d15cee30e07Arturo Sotelo38025c1bb15e36f2beff44b22df47fac513c339faade8e08161ecdfbe4206b74479dee1c1d007a58c4Ashley Martinez-Munoza5a71a08c4c1c5dc7904ffcbc148c4f2edb1e723Ebony Paramodca8ce0b7a38097adb1b511e4c75690f833171f0
12016-04-13T19:25:59-07:00Ashley Martinez-Munoza5a71a08c4c1c5dc7904ffcbc148c4f2edb1e72388771plain2016-04-13T19:25:59-07:00Ashley Martinez-Munoza5a71a08c4c1c5dc7904ffcbc148c4f2edb1e723The topic of your blog is a controversial issue that we have been discussing in class throughout the past lectures, which is how some groups of people have no access to Internet. These groups of people, as you have mentioned, are Chicano/as, Native Americans, Mexican-Americans, and African-Americans. In today’s society I view this as a major issue, since Internet plays a great role in our lives, especially education. If none of us had Internet access, we would not be able to view this blog or respond to it. The Internet so far has not created equality, but instead a border between people of different ethnics. Some may state that the Internet is “useless” and many people have proven to get by without it, however, it does strain some parts of one’s life. Education today requires many homework/classwork assignments to be completed with the use of the Internet or a computer app such as Microsoft Word. A student can of course attend a library to use the Internet, but so many factors can hinder a student’s ability to complete such coursework with public resources. Allies can ultimately help make sure every student has access to the Internet and other technological resources ultimately through financial assistance. Financial issues are the major reason that “underprivileged” people do not have access to the Internet. Computers and other technological resources come at a price, and not a very low one either. Education is being stand stilled in creating equal opportunities for students of different ethnic backgrounds because of schools having differences in technology use and access. This topic can be discussed for hours, perhaps even days, but a solution to fix this problem seems to be as far as the gap that the digital divide creates among different ethnic groups.