NY Times: There are black people on the Internet

In the wonderfully titled piece "Digital Divide Closing as Blacks Turn to Internet," Michel Marriott says the Internet's not just for white people and Asians any more.

The New York Times writer (whose best line to date is "Rims are bling-bling for the car") does a nice job turning some stats into signs of empowerment for black people.

But before we all give ourselves a big hand for Internet equality, can we remember that teens are mostly filling this gap? And black teens are doing the same thing white teens are — trading "What pop starlet are you" quizzes on MySpace. Fun? Sure. Empowering? Only if MySpace says you're Jessica Simpson.

Digital Divide Closing as Blacks Turn to Internet [NYT]