The factors that contribute to the use of technology within different ethnic groups in the United States.
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What is the role of ethnicity in the digital divide?
This curation of topics is focused on the many factors that contribute to the digital divide amongst ethinic groups in the United States. Though the world and the use of technology has changed drastically over the past few years and these changes have been for the better, a significant amount of people have been left behind when it comes to accessing these things. These groups are often the most poor or isolated from society. Black and hispanic communities have had to find a way to catch up to an increasingly changing digital world. This topic holds importance because the world we live in is turning completely digital and centered around internet access. If a person or a group of people looks to keep up with the rest of the world they must find a way to adjust so they can be included.
The sources I located took a look at the many factors holding ethnic minorities back from bridging the gap of the digital divide. Most of the factors are economic and a few of them are cultural. i also wanted to look up the presence of minorities in the digital world, and is is there especially on social networks. But while this is happpening, these groups are still behind in the digital world, because it is difficult for them to create content or businesses because they are still behind. The use of smartphones and mobile technologies has helped but it still cannot be seen as an equalizer, and thats what a few of these resources highlight.