Why do many well-educated black Americans feel so economically insecure? Here’s a surprising clue. Blacks with college degrees have lost wealth over the past generation.
A college education is increasingly important for middle-class success and beyond, though the journey appears more difficult for some groups than for others. Read this op-ed published in The Washington Post to learn more about the relationship between black college graduates and a down-turn in wealth.
This article was shared as part of the 2017 AFN Grantmaker Conference, which framed key issues, and elevated promising approaches and timely, relevant research to support strategic and impactful investments. This conference aimed to foster peer-to-peer conversations to help grantmakers bring the desired short and long-term outcomes as reflected in the theme Accelerating Ideas into Action. View all 2017 conference resources.