Report: District’s Blacks, Hispanics Lack Internet Services

December 10, 2010  |  

(Afro) — Survey findings by the Washington, D.C. –based Public Media Corps reveal that when it comes to accessing the Internet to secure products and services as well as for use in honing skills, Blacks and Latinos in the District tend to be at a disadvantage. As a result, the digital divide widens, leading some to ponder if the lack of broadband services in underserved households will become the next civil rights issue.  “Oh, absolutely, because so much of our society is accessed online now,” said Hilary Shelton, Washington Bureau NAACP director of advocacy. “So for [there] to be equality, people have to have equal access to the information.”

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