The Unequal Race for Good Jobs
Racial Equity

The Unequal Race for Good Jobs

How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos

Posted: Oct. 4, 2019
Author(s): Anthony P. Carnevale, Jeff Strohl, Artem Gulish, Martin Van Der Werf, and Kathryn Peltier Campbell
Organization(s): Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Inequities in access to good jobs by race and ethnicity have grown in past decades. This report explores how White workers have relied on their educational and economic privileges to build disproportionate advantages in the educational pipeline and the workforce. Black and Latino workers, on the other hand, have strived to overcome discrimination, racism, and other injustices that continue to perpetuate earnings inequality. Policy changes can help narrow these equity gaps; otherwise, they will continue for generations to come, the report states.