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Tropes vs. Truth

Key takeaways from the report—and from the Borrowers of Color Working Group.

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(Re)Thinking Black Student Debt

In 2017, data from the U.S. Department of Education revealed that half of Black borrowers default on their student loans within 12 years of enrollment, and more recent data reveal that these trends have continued. Even as the issue of college affordability and student debt has become central to public policy discourse, the necessary companion conversation about the effect of endemic structural racism on inequitable student outcomes has been less robust.