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Higher Education Paying Off for Blacks in Britain:

According to a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, only 22 percent of the black population of the United Kingdom is now in the lowest socioeconomic tier. In contrast, 25 percent of the white population in the country is mired in the lowest income category. Thirty-five years ago in 1970, a full 80 percent of blacks in Britain whose origins could be traced to Caribbean nations were in the lowest socioeconomic class.

The report also found that 45 percent of black Britons today hold professional or managerial jobs.

The foundation's report says that higher education has been a major force in creating an entrepreneurial class of young blacks in Britain.

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