The Next Generation's Form of Discrimination Essay

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The Next Generation's Form of Discrimination

Education plays a key role in the development of one’s character and future achievements. The importance of education has elevated in numerous ways over time. The higher an education a person receives is expected to give an individual a better occupation and therefore result in more earned money by that individual. Human desires have led to the great want to achieve the best education in order to ensure that more then just the basic needs and wants are met by that individual, whether it is for themselves or for those that are dependent upon them. Hence the best education one can receive will contribute to the fulfillment of their desires and wants. In recent years the internet has played
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My problem arose with this due to the fact that I myself lacked at home internet resources. Last year a teacher assigned an internet project in which students were required to write three papers based on internet articles reviewing the book we read in class. At first this seemed to be a fairly simple assignment to complete because I believed I could spend some time during lunches and after school in the school labs. This goal was not possible due to inclement weather that occurred. That weekend the Metropolitan area was hit with one of the biggest snowstorms in its history. In fact, all public schools were cancelled for the full school week and many places were closed. This immediately raised a problem as I found myself stranded at a house without internet access. The situation worsened when school was back in session and my teacher expected the papers to be completed. I however, tried to explain the situation but he further stated that he was sorry and that I would receive a failing grade because no late work was accepted. Since the majority of my classmates had access to the internet, I was expected to find a way of completing the project on time regardless of the weather.

This experience raised my awareness of the inequality in internet projects and a new generation’s form of discrimination. In fact only 51.0% of American households own a personal computer and only
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