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Time for ISPs to Show They REALLY Believe Black Lives Matter

July 31, 2020

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Gizmodo, a technology oriented website, published the post above describing a letter the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund sent to 20 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) asking them to provide financial relief to families with children who are relying on remote learning. The NAACP estimates that nearly half of the Black students and 40% of Latinx students may lose internet access because their parents are unable to pay the bills due to the economic collapse.

In its letter, the LDF points out how ISPs have “recently spoken out against racism and inequality,” but “decisive action” is needed more than words. There are many challenges to meeting the technological needs of every student in the U.S., but it’s not something that schools can do alone.

If the ISPs REALLY believe that Black Lives Matter they can put their money where their mouths are.

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