Part of my work with the PublicMediaCorps involved finding ways to solve the problem of the “Digital Divide,” where people with low income are left behind in computing, information access, and other technology. But there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that in communities of color, people not only match, but outpace white folks in using mobile broadband. You can read more about it in my latest piece on DCentric.org.
DCentric is a blog dealing with questions of race and class in Washington. I don’t often delve into the arena of opinion, but after a lot of debate took place on my facebook page over asking the question “Where are you from?”, I decided I wanted to weigh in. I won’t go into a lot of detail here, but I get into the complications of being a person of mixed race, a Latino, and questions of identity and foreign-ness. I hope you enjoy.