Race and the Digital: Racial Formation and 21st Century Technologies

Minorities in STEM

This article opens people's eyes (or at least mine) to the fact that the digital divide is a large domain that needs further explanation so people may understand what it truly is. I agree with Kid Comet in that I too did not know that technical careers were impacted by the digital divide. It was clear to me however that technical fields were not well within reach for people of color, and as a woman of color, I was aware that those fields were yet more distant, reachable but work needed to be exerted in order to partake in those fields.

In regards to the first question that you posed, I believe that the sentiment that was expressed in 1988 about engineering disciplines still exists today. I feel that people think that preparing for a career in STEM guarantees them a life with no worries and financial stability, which may happen for some individuals. But as witnessed with this article, women and people of color may have trouble even with trying to get a foot in the door in the profession.

Great blog; I liked the structure, and I appreciate you referencing back to my blog to bring out the focus of this reading.

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