AP analysis: Blacks largely left out among high-paying jobs – News – Pine Bluff Commercial

They said I didn’t belong in the program, that they couldn’t identify with it because they weren’t black. I remember crying pretty harshly. They couldn’t relate to what I was doing.
Rica Elysee, 32, who initially marketed BeautyLynk to black women like herself.

BOSTON — Jonathan Garland’s fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely minority neighborhood.

But when Garland looked around at his architectural college, he didn’t see many who looked like him — there were few black faces in classroom seats, and fewer teaching skills or giving lectures.

“If you do something…

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