Race-Obsessed Study Says Blacks Use Cell Phones the Most
Another study about black women has been released, this time it’s about cell phone use. Apparently Madames, we use the cell phone more than anyone else, says an analysis of wireless bills by the Nielsen Co.
Peter Svensson of the AP writes: “One reason blacks talk more on cell phones may be that fewer of them have home phones,” but this hardly explains the whole difference. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, “25 percent of black adults had only cell phone service last year, compared with 21 percent for white adults.”
It also doesn’t explain why Nielsen folks, the NCHS, and yes, Mr. Svennson, are tracking my cell phone use or even care whether or not I have a home phone. Somehow I doubt they are that concerned about my well-being and whether or not I have the capability to reach out and touch someone from my home or when I’m on the run.
Studies are necessary to track information and keep society informed and, in most cases provide a necessary service to keep America and all of our agencies running well. Cell phone/residential phone providers and marketing companies need to know these statistics because they need to sell cell phones and mobile service; I get it. That still doesn’t explain why a study like this was created.
There’s a racial and gender disparity when it comes to cell phone use, but honestly, who cares?
These are the studies that prove that we’re not over our racial divide. No wonder we have such mind-blowing, never-ending race issues in this country. We’re so worried about breaking down mobile use by race. And speaking of race, I wonder why no other races were included in this “study.”
Releasing this information to the general public is just plain divisive!
Urgh. Now let me call my girl, Shaquanda.