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  • Writer's pictureSaron

Race and technology

Racial difference is a sociological construct based on people's backgrounds. However, for people with a dark complexion, it is a permanent restraint that limits their overall freedom. This limitation continues to spark substantial debate in several parts of the world.

The majority of people with dark skin originate from Africa, which is also known as the world's least developed continent. While retaining a significant amount of natural resources, we may wonder why it is still undeveloped. Despite Africa's abundant resources, raw materials are sold to developed countries, where they are packaged and synthesized before being sold back to Africans for double, if not triple, the price. The only way to break this cycle is to create literate citizens capable of building factories across the continent, which is only possible if students of this generation have greater access to information.

This is difficult because many resources are now available through technology, which the majority of students in developing countries do not have access to. Approximately 90% of people living in one of the 48 UN-designated Least Developed Countries do not have access to the internet. This has an impact on their development because it keeps them in a dark, closed room with only a tiny hole, which in this case will be the information and aid provided by developed countries. While developed countries have access to a wealth of resources and info and information, primarily through technology, they are always one step ahead of the rest of the world.

To summarize, the world is becoming increasingly reliant on technology to transmit information. As long as developing countries lack technology, their development will be extremely slow in comparison to developed countries. How can we prioritize the color of our skins over the knowledge and information we possess, if we all agree that information has been and will continue to be critical to development?

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