The digital divide still dividing students
Looks like the digital divide is still prevalent amongst students with the latest surveys breaking down internet usage:
-67 percent of white students
-44 percent of of hispanic students
-47 percent of black students
So basically two thirds of white students use the internet while less than half of the black and hispanic students do. Ouch. Why is this the case? I'm not sure but I could speculate all day. Could it be a lack of interest among the aforementioned minority students or more of a cultural problem? I'm sure it's most likely a combination of factors but one thing I do know is that as pc hardware gets cheaper and more ubiquitous, these numbers should (and hopefully will) increase.