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How the pandemic worsened an already problematic digital divide for students of color in San Antonio | Together We Rise

In districts like SAISD, which is made up of 95% Black and brown students, only 40% of students have access to reliable internet at home.

SAN ANTONIO — Educators have discussed the digital divide for nearly two decades. And now, some San Antonio families, teachers and city leaders say the pandemic has widened that gap for students of color. 

"This is a 200-meter race," said Anthony Gordon, founder of SH James Prep Academy. "One racer gets a 100-meter head start, then I say, 'Go.' What is the likelihood for that person that was 100 meters behind ever catching up? It's very difficult, and in most cases impossible. 

"And in no ways are we blaming the runner with the head start; it has nothing to do with that. We have to revisit the rules of the race."

Watch the below video for more on what San Antonians had to say about the growing issues of inequality in regards to technology access in the metro. 

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