College Board Finds Black Men Continue To Lag Academically

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The crisis facing young Black men isn’t just an unemployment one.

A new report titled, “The Educational Experience of Young Men: A Review of Research, Pathways, and Progress,” released by The College Board shows that only 28 percent of Black men had received an associate’s degree or higher as of 2008, while the rate for white men was 44 percent and for Asian men, 70 percent.

One African-American student currently enrolled as a freshman in a public university seems jaded about the process. The authors write: “He remembers that all through school people told him to get good grades so he could succeed and go to college, but senior year he realized it was all about money and affordability.” Money is cited as one of the biggest roadblocks to gaining an education, along with social stigma and lowered aspirations.

Read more at NY Times

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