Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Commentary: The Catch-22 of Racial Disparities

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
by Sam Fulwood, Center for American Progress , August 16, 2011

In a study that affirms conventional wisdom and common sense, a team of Georgetown University researchers reported recently that an advanced college degree is the necessary ticket to employment and economic security. But in a breakthrough of sorts, the co-authors of the report spoke on National Public Radio and then with me about the unspoken evidence in the report that underscores continuing racism in our society.
Economists at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce write in “The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime Earnings” that college graduates will earn substantially more over their lifetimes than those who don’t have a sheepskin. Who doesn’t know this?

Full Story: http://diverseeducation.com/article/16221/

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