Can you stand some good news this morning? According to this report in The New York Times, the so-called digital divide between whites and African Americans has closed dramatically in recent years."What digital divide?" was the rhetorical question from Magic Johnson, the basketball star turned successful businessman. He\u2019s not alone in asking.A Pew survey cited in the story shows 74 percent of whites go online while 61 percent of African Americans do so. In 1998, those numbers were 42 and 23 percent, respectively.While such studies and anecdotal evidence give reason for optimism, some experts caution that there remains a significant gap in the depth and quality of the online experience afforded African Americans and whites \u2013 particularly among young people.And there\u2019s another risk such advocates will now need to contend with: Good news of this sort can have a perverse effect. This country\u2019s media and political institutions are crisis-driven by nature. Declaring the crisis over can make finishing the job much more difficult.