US Public Colleges Fail to Serve Black Students, Study Finds


The United States has a long history of systemic inequality in its treatment of minorities, especially African Americans. Now, a new study suggests that higher education is yet another part of American society that treats black people unfairly.

The study comes from the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, which released its findings in September.

Researchers from the center looked at information from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Data System. This a database of information gathered from every college and university in the U.S. that accepts federal financial assistance. The researchers also looked at population data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The center’s researchers used data from the 2016-2017 school year to examine four qualities…

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