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Essay On The Effects Of Technology On African Americans

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"You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man." (Bauerlein). Many people compare young people today as slaves to technology as in the past how African-Americans and other oppressed people have been enslaved to the white man. This is a very controversial topic and Many are stuck in between not fully on one side or another. However citizens in the United States of America who are under the age of 30 are the dumbest generation yet.
Many people have explored the effects of digital media on young people to see if it does in fact affect their level of intelligence. Mark Bauerlein is an English professor and researcher at Emory University. His data showed, "Young Americans have much more access and education than
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However, the difference between the two is that one of them realizes it while the other is already accustomed to it. Nicholas Carr is a writer for the Atlantic national magazine. He has personally felt the effects of technology on his writing and says, “Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski” (Source 4). Before the advancement of technology many writers and students would immerse themselves in books to understand on a deeper level the topic. However, now people are browsing the topic without understanding what they are really researching. In source 8, a boy is surrounded by books and he is on his computer. He has access to all that knowledge and he chooses to use his laptop to scan through some article instead of perusing a book for meaning. This is an actual representation of my generation’s culture and lack of intelligence to use all the resources available to you. “The dumbest generation” is definitely U.S. citizens under the age of thirty. By using logos and figurative language one can see how technology has had a negative effect on my generation. This gives facts and imagery to prove why this generation is the stupidest. “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity” (Albert
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