Technology VS African-Americans
I completely disagree with Anthony Walton, the author of this article. I think that he is only looking at a certain group of people in each race instead of seeing all of the people in the race, he is just looking at the average. For example, he argues that African-Americans have a harder time with technology but I know a lot of African-Americans who have much better technology skills than I have. I also know a lot of white people who do their best to avoid having to use a computer as much as they can, just because they get so frustrated with it and they get frustrated because they don’t know how to use the technology. I don’t think that it’s the fact that African-Americans cant understand technology because of the color of their skin, but I think its more because of cultural differences and what society has allowed them to learn. Throughout history African-Americans have been put lower on the social and economic scale than white people, and its white people who put them there. So they have had to adapt to new technology at that level. The average income for the African-American family is less than the average income for the white family, so owning the highest tech technology isn’t on the list of priorities for the African-American family, many may not even own a computer, students would then use a computer at a public place like a library or at a school, but since they then have to do more to get to that computer, they are only going to use it when they need it and they are not going to use it to learn how to use technology like the people in the article, the school dropouts and other technology savvy people.