Diversifying Higher Education – A Post Affirmative Action Path Forward
13% of Americans are Black and 19% are Latino. Yet they represent only a tiny fraction of our corporate leadership and advanced workforce.
The lack of opportunity that keeps talented students of color from leadership roles and professional careers is devastating.
18% of Black Americans and 16% of Latino Americans live in poverty, compared to 7% of White Americans.
Only 11% of White Americans born into poverty will ever earn a six-figure salary, and for people of color, it’s worse — 7.1% for Latino individuals and 2.5% for Black individuals.
58% of white workers have jobs that pay family sustaining earnings, compared to 41% of Black workers and 37% of Latino workers.
The average financial net worth of a White family ($171,000) is nearly 10x the average for a Black family ($17,150) and 8x the average for a Latino family ($20,720).
To champion the greatness of talented students of color, we need to think bigger. Our Scholars’ ambition is to thrive at a top college and in meaningful careers. That only comes from proper preparation and support.
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