Getting Schooled: African-Americans and Education

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How Does Having a College Education Affect Career Goals?

Although 48 percent of African-Americans find college degrees useful, the rate at which Black college graduates are obtaining careers in comparison to “jobs just to get by” is disappointing. Compared to 59 percent of whites, 29 percent of African-Americans said their current job is their career, while 44 percent say they are working just to get by, according to the Pew study.

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