Bridging the Racial Divide on the Internet

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Science  17 Apr 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5362, pp. 390-391
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5362.390

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We investigated differences in Internet use between whites and African Americans in the United States. Although African Americans are online in impressive numbers, significant disparities in access indicate the presence of a racial divide on the Internet. Our findings have important implications for public policy seeking to ensure Internet access for all members of our society.