I had a motorcycle accident and shattered my big toe- had surgery and pins to fix it. The weird thing is that later that evening when the pain blocker wore off my foot 'remembered' the surgery. I experienced the entire thing- washing, pulling off the toenail, drilling. I wished I were dead.
The OP specifically mentioned New Mexico... and you attributed his observations to minorities being disadvantaged. Are you talking about New Mexico or not? Hispanics are not a minority in New Mexico, but rarely take up engineering. WTF are YOU talking about?
That's just plain wrong. I live in Albuquerque and while there are plenty of poor here there are a huge number of Hispanics with well paying jobs in every walk of life. It is to the point where you don't even think about it (ie there is nothing remarkable about it). So as the OP observed, why so little interest in CS or engineering? I doubt it is for a lack of computer.
Yeah I can get better deal with DSL but they always have pricing for one year and then you have to renegotiate, or you have to sign up for a year of service....
I absolutely hate this kind of stuff. All account setup is automated anyway don't give me BS about a contract... the cable is just month to month so I stick with it.