Digital divide separates students

From CNN:

Many more white children use the Internet than do Hispanic and black students, a reminder that going online is hardly a way of life for everyone.

Two of every three white students — 67 percent — use the Internet, but less than half of blacks and Hispanics do, according to federal data released Tuesday. For Hispanics the figure is 44 percent; for blacks, it’s 47 percent.

“This creates incredible barriers for minorities,” said Mark Lloyd, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and an expert on how communications influence civil rights.

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