Another Problem in America Caused by Poverty
The article â€śTechnology Verses African-Americansâ€? presents a very interesting topic. We all would like to think that the fast growing technology knowledge in America was widespread but it really leaves out some important groups of people. The face that most of us had computers in our homes while we were growing up has helped us a lot in many ways. For example, we all can quickly get the hang of this blog or internet classes, as well as get job opportunities because we can type well or, as in the article, program computers. Not to mention the benefit of being internet savvy. We all can look up information for a report, look for jobs, or instant message almost instantly with a computer at our finger tips. But the sad fact that the article pointed out is that a lot of poverty stricken African Americans cannot afford the luxury of providing their children with computers in the home. So, those kids are limited to brief computer time at school or after-school programs or they donâ€™t use a computer at all. Because of that fact, all of those children are at a disadvantage to people like me, who has had a computer for most of my life. Those kids donâ€™t get the opportunity to expand their technology literacy that is so important in America today. The end result is more people left behind at this technology boom in time. And it is terrible that the poverty rate is yet another underlying cause for disadvantages many Americans are forced to face.