S. Craig Watkins
S. Craig Watkins is Associate Professor in the Radio-TV-Film department of the College of Communication as well as in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. He is also a Faculty Fellow for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and a Global Fellow for the IC2 Institute.
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On a recent visit to New York City, Craig Watkins went sightseeing down 125th St. in Harlem, a cradle of African-American culture and home to the legendary Apollo Theater. Today, the street is crowded with shops and vendors selling mobile phones. But Watkins found not a single shop selling a desktop or a laptop computer. To Watkins, a University of Texas associate professor who teaches in both the College of Liberal Arts’ African studies department and in the College of Communication, it was a stark illustration of a new digital divide: the gap between how minority teens and white teens use the Internet. It’s a divide with economic fallout, hindering today’s black and Latino youth from creating the businesses of tomorrow.