Separate & Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege

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2013-07-01
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Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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The American postsecondary system is a dual system of racially separate and unequal institutions despite the growing access of minorities to the postsecondary system. Affluent white students as well as prestige seeking four-year colleges are flowing to the top tiers of selectivity, while lower income minority students are flooding low tuition, open-access, two- and four-year institutions. This report argues how the postsecondary system is more and more complicit as a passive agent in the systematic reproduction of white racial privilege across generations.

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White college students, privileged race, minority students, access to higher education, low-income students, African American students, Latin American students
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