Race, Place, and Information Technology

  title={Race, Place, and Information Technology},
  author={Karen Mossberger and C. Tolbert and M. Gilbert},
  journal={Urban Affairs Review},
  pages={583 - 620}
  • Karen Mossberger, C. Tolbert, M. Gilbert
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Urban Affairs Review
  • Technology inequalities based on race and ethnicity present a paradox. African-Americans and Latinos have lower rates of access and skill, even controlling for socioeconomic factors. Yet African-Americans, and to a lesser extent, Latinos, also have more positive attitudes toward information technology than similarly situated whites. Because attitudes cannot explain lower rates of access and skill, we hypothesize that racial segregation and concentrated poverty have restricted opportunities to… CONTINUE READING
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