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Race, Income Equality, and the Digital Divide

When the pandemic struck, millions of people across the United States and in Germany were forced to work from home and attend school remotely. While for many, this was an easy transition; others were left without access to high-speed internet and computers or tablets. The digital divide broke down along economic and racial lines – showing that structural racism runs deeper than many previously thought. On October 12, the ACG hosted a discussion on how the digital divide results from racial and income inequality with Janina Kugel, former Siemens AG senior executive who has extensive experience in the fields of human resources and diversity; and Apjit Walia, Managing Director and the Global Head of Technology Investment Strategy at Deutsche Bank.