Closing the Race Gap: Alleviating Young African American Unemployment Through Education

While the Great Recession continues to have ripple effects on our entire generation, young African Americans face unemployment rates that are twice that of their white peers. Closing the Race Gap takes an unprecedented look at the driving forces behind racial disparities in the job market, and how higher education can help fight joblessness.

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commented 2014-11-09 13:06:31 -0500
Unfortunately the education thing is not entirely true. I am an African American woman who has graduated from elementary school as salutatorian, high school in the top 10 of my class, and from college with honors. I have a BFA and I still cannot find someone to hirer me. I have sent out literally hundreds of applications and have been passed over for interviews with over half of those applications. This unemployment gap is a lot more discriminative than just not having the “right” education.