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Dr. Nagy K. Hanna’s Reponse to the Four Questions

[I recently asked these four questions. Below is one reply. Please join the conversation either by tweeting @Digital_Du_Bois or by leaving a comment at the bottom of this or any other post on]


Dear Ernie,

Glad to see you reconnecting with your past issues of digital divide and doing this prestigious series.

Du Bois would/should say that the information revolution has transcended the race divide, but has not overcome the socio-economic divide (reaching those at the bottom)!

In fact, it may have reinforced the advantages of those with existing educational and other economic assets, raising the prospect of supporting the growing income inequality, regardless of race, at least for the short to medium term.

Policy responses to digital inequality will have to focus on the economic factors, where they can make a real difference.

I know this may be a controversial statement, but Du Bois would have the courage to say it!

Keep Connected!

Dr. Nagy K. Hanna
Author, Advisor, Academic.
Innovation and e-Transformation.
Senior Fellow,
Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies.
Senior Advisor & Lead Strategist (former),
World Bank.

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