Student-loan debt hobbles African-American grads’ success. We all can help fix this.
A college education was once thought to be the key to upward mobility and the proverbial American Dream. Recent data now reveal that going to college and choosing a low-demand major can expose an individual to a social and economic nightmare. When coupling this trend with the overwhelming wealth, pay and employment gaps along racial lines, the need for financial support for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is even more pronounced.