California community colleges unite to address racial inequity

More than 60 of California’s 115 community colleges have joined an alliance that will provide participating institutions with training and resources as they work to promote racial equity and improve their campuses’ racial climate.

Debt inequities, COVID-19 impacts complicating outlook for Black graduates

Black graduates across the country are reeling as they transition from college to the workforce while grappling with the effects of racism and police violence, the coronavirus pandemic, stark student loan debt inequities—and a keen awareness of how the color of their skin complicates their career prospects.

Confronting racism: President DeGioia, other college leaders speak out

As the nation grieves the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black Americans, leaders across higher education, including Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, are reflecting on their institutions’ role in addressing racism and injustice.

What happens when states ban affirmative action?

A new study finds that states that banned affirmative action have seen a long-term decline in the share of Black, Latinx, and Native American students at their public universities.