Garlin Gilchrest illustrates how issues like data caps are important to people who care about social justice.
Having your data limited on your phone is not just about not being able to stream Mad Men on your phone (though limiting that sucks too).
As Garlin tweeted, people of color or disproportionately dependent on the mobile web. For many people, their mobile phone is the only way to get online.
So when AT&T decides to throttle data connection, some peoples’ only connection to the Internet — for work, for family, for play — is being severed.