African Americans are more apt to blog than whites & Latinos [RESEARCH]

Editor’s Note: Read carefully, then be sure to check out the rest of the article. At the end, the author suggests that class inequality has more of an effect, than for example, race/ethnicity… What do you  think?

The blogging community is more racially diverse than one might think. Internet-connected African Americans are more likely to blog than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley.

Internet-savvy African Americans blog more than their white counterparts, study finds

While African Americans as a whole are less likely to afford laptops and personal computers, Internet-savvy blacks, on average, blog one and a half times to nearly twice as much as whites, while Hispanics blog at the same rate as whites, according to a study published in the March online issue of the journal, Information, Communication & Society.

“Blacks consume less online content, but once online, are more likely to produce it,” said the study’s author, Jen Schradie, a doctoral candidate in sociology at UC Berkeley and a researcher at the campus’s Berkeley Center for New Media.

Read the entire article at the UC Berkeley News Center.