From the FCC website:
"Closing the digital divide isn’t just an economic issue, it’s one of the great civil rights challenges of our time. Broadband can be the great equalizer."
NAACP even said,
"The thought of civil rights often brings to mind images of historic marches and boycotts. A generation ago, such undertakings brought attention to unequal treatment, encouraging action among those who could work to promote equality.
In the age of information, inequality doesn’t look the same as it did in the 20th century. Today’s civil rights challenges include digital inequality."
Then we heard from Arne Duncan that EDUCATION was the great "civil rights issue of our generation."
"Improving education is not just a moral obligation of society, it is not just an economic imperative. It's the
CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE OF OUR GENERATION ."
amnesty immigration reform.
Eric Holder spoke last week to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and said,
“Creating a pathway to earned citizenship is a critical element of any comprehensive immigration reform plan....Establishing legal status for the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants is a matter of civil and human rights."