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OPINION: Black students’ ‘unprecedented and unequal’ college debt should cause alarm [hechingerreport.org]

 

Today, students from all backgrounds are choosing to go to college, and many borrow money to make that possible.

While education debt is of genuine concern for a wide range of students and families, the broad-brush narrative of student debt in this country ignores sharp differences in borrowing across racial and ethnic groups.

As a nation, we should be very concerned that African Americans carry a disproportionate amount of higher-education debt. This unprecedented and unequal level of student debt among black students threatens the role of higher education in improving the lives of individuals and communities.

[For more on this story by LORELLE ESPINOSA and SANDY BAUM, go to https://hechingerreport.org/op...is-cause-for-alarm/?]

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