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Racial Justice and Equity
Achieving Financial Equity and Justice for HBCUs
Sept. 14, 2021
Historically Black colleges and universities are engines of upward mobility and job creation for their graduates, and recent investments are imperative if the nation is to see progress in racial, social, and economic equity. This report from the Century Foundation provides a fuller understanding of the history and current financial standing of HBCUs.
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Examining Disparities in College Opportunity by Gender for Black Californians

The State of Higher Education for Black Californians

Sept. 2, 2021
More Black students in California are earning college degrees, but alarming equity gaps in graduation rates remain, according to this report from the Campaign for College Opportunity. Equally concerning are the differences in graduation rates based on gender, the report notes.
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The Latino/a Scorecard Report

A Policy Roadmap for Transforming Los Angeles

Aug. 17, 2021
A report from the Alliance for a Better Community answers a series of critical questions about the opportunities and challenges facing Latino/as in Los Angeles County and establishes a grade/score in different focus areas. Coupled with accompanying policy recommendations, the report intends to guide advocacy and campaigns for addressing the opportunity gaps that have acted…
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How HBCUs Can Accelerate Black Economic Mobility

The impact of HBCUs

July 28, 2021
Historically Black colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to inspire and support Black Americans in the five critical roles they play in the US economy.
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Realizing the Mission of Higher Education Through Equitable Admissions Policies
June 15, 2021
Education is indeed a door, but recruitment, admissions, and enrollment policies and practices dictate how wide that door is open, says this report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. Specifically, the report outlines the context, prevalence, and impact of recruitment practices; demonstrated interest policies; early admissions deadlines; legacy admissions; use of standardized testing; use…
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Latinas Exiting the Workforce

How the Pandemic Revealed Historic Disadvantages and Heightened Economic Hardship

June 14, 2021
As baby boomers retire in record numbers, Latinas are poised to transform the U.S. labor force and catalyze economic growth. However, the pandemic has made clear that without considerable changes in job protection and safety-net programs, the economic potential of Latinas will be limited. A new report from the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative…
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Long Shadows

The Black-White Gap in Multigenerational Poverty

June 9, 2021
Issues of racial inequality and injustice are center stage in America today—especially the position and treatment of Black Americans. This report from the American Enterprise Institute presents evidence on long-term differences in opportunity by race.
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Using Data to Fuel Inclusive Excellence at Virginia Tech

Using data to facilitate learning, conversation and buy-in amongst participating faculty

May 25, 2021
This report from the American Talent Initiative highlights the ways in which colleges and universities have leveraged data and evidence-based research to enhance equity-related projects on their respective campuses. The report spotlights Virginia Tech’s efforts to improve success among minoritized and marginalized student groups in STEM fields.
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First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes

The educational gains associated with having a college-educated parent are widespread

May 18, 2021
The economic benefits of a college degree are not equally felt among college graduates. A new study from the Pew Research Center finds that college graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s degree or higher.
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A Look at Degree Attainment Among Hispanic Women and Men

How COVID-19 Could Deepen Racial and Gender Divides

May 14, 2021
COVID-19 and its economic and educational fallout have had a disproportionate impact on communities of color and have highlighted and exacerbated longstanding racial and ethnic inequities in the U.S. The impact on college-going among Hispanic students has been especially concerning. Before COVID-19, college enrollment among Hispanic students was on the rise (with Latinas, in particular,…
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