Thinking Critically •
The Internet Is a Fine Place for Women
By Chuck Huff
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Huff states that "The predictions of a classless online community, a global village, a discrimination-free electronic democracy, are all submerging beneath the reality that people populate the net" (paragraph 10). He seems to be implying that people are not capable of forming communities without creating socioeconomic classes and prejudice. To what extent do you agree with this claim? Describe some of the class and discrimination barriers that you have seen on the Internet that justify Huff's claim. What are some ways in which the Internet might become a more tolerant environment?