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Study Finds Blacks With a College Education Are More Likely to Experience Racial Discrimination

Study Finds Blacks With a College Education Are More Likely to Experience Racial Discrimination

The survey found that the majority of all African American respondents reported experiencing discrimination at some point in their life. However, this exposure to discrimination was more pronounced among African Americans with at least some college experience

Large Increases in Black Undergraduate Enrollment But Not at the Most Selective Institutions

Large Increases in Black Undergraduate Enrollment But Not at the Most Selective Institutions

Black student enrollment has increased from 10 percent to 13 percent at public four-year institutions, from 13 percent to 14 percent at private, nonprofit four-year institutions, from 13 percent to 15 percent at public two-year institutions, and from 21 percent to 28 percent at private for-profit schools.

Study Finds the Vast Majority of Americans Say Race Should Not Be a Factor in College Admissions

Study Finds the Vast Majority of Americans Say Race Should Not Be a Factor in College Admissions

A new survey from the Pew Research Center has found that 73 percent of Americans believe that colleges and universities should not consider race or ethnicity when making admissions decisions. Only 7 percent say race should be a major factor in admissions and 19 percent say it should be a minor factor.

Pew Research Center Study Shows a Widening Racial Wealth Gap

Pew Research Center Study Shows a Widening Racial Wealth Gap

A widening racial wealth gap impedes the ability of Black families to pay for the college education of their children and grandchildren. Since the Great Recession, the racial wealth gap has expanded significantly.

The Alarming Gender Gap in African American College Participation Rates

The Alarming Gender Gap in African American College Participation Rates

For African Americans, in 1994, men were nine percentage points more likely to enroll in college immediately after high school graduation. Now, Black women hold a 12 percentage point advantage.

New Government Data Shows a Racial Gap in Home Internet Use

New Government Data Shows a Racial Gap in Home Internet Use

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that 83.6 percent of the non-Hispanic White population in the United States has Internet access in their home. For Black Americans, the figure is 68 percent.

The Digitial Divide Has Nothing to Do With Race

The Digitial Divide Has Nothing to Do With Race

A new study published by the Pew Research Center finds that the much publicized “digital divide” between Blacks and Whites is mostly due to economic factors rather than race.