On Twitter, Black Activism Confronts the Racial Divide

Twenty years ago, the nation was in a fever over the digital divide. The Web was still a privileged space, and there was widespread concern that minorities would be left behind as communities — and opportunities — moved online. A Pew Research Center poll from 1998 showed that white Americans were nearly twice as likely as black Americans to use the Internet. Speaking at MIT in 1998, President Bill Clinton urged students to fight for...

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