Changing the Narrative on Student Borrowers of Color
Forging a Racially Just Path Forward
Feb. 24, 2021
Author(s): Fenaba R. Addo, Dominique J. Baker, Denisa Gándara, Desiree Zerquera, Sarah Sattelmeyer, Christine A. Nelson, Amanda R. Tachine, Jameson D. Lopez, Joanna Darcus
Organization(s): Lumina Foundation
It’s well known that stark differences by race and ethnicity exist in student borrowing trends, but real progress depends on setting up a different conversation. This collection explores the complexities of student debt; focuses on systems change and not blaming individuals; puts experts of color at the center; and emphasizes important differences among Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous populations.
A two-page summary is also available.