Penn Today: How racial bias can limit internet access for people of color

Penn Today: How racial bias can limit internet access for people of color. “A new study from the Annenberg School for Communication, published in the Journal of Communication, investigates the ways that institutions control who has access to WiFi, and the findings indicate that quality-of-life policing—the report and/or arrest of individuals engaged in nonviolent offenses such as loitering, noise violations, and public intoxication—is used by powerful institutions and privileged people to keep those with less privilege, including people of color, from accessing resources like the internet.”

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