Black women lead all groups in college enrollment
In the latest episode of Black & Married With Kids, Filmmaker Janks Morton shares an interesting astonishment.
Despite stereotypes about African American women, they are beating out all other groups when it comes to college enrollment.
In addition to half of all Black women ages 18-24 pursuing higher degrees, Black women are beating out ALL other groups, no matter the race or gender, when it comes to overall college enrollment.
According to the data, 9.7 percent of Black women are enrolled in college. Asian women are second, with 8.7 percent working toward degrees, followed by Asian men at 8.4 percent, White women at 7.1 percent, Black men at 7.0 percent, Hispanic women at 6.6 percent, White men at 6.1 percent, and Hispanic men at 5.9 percent.
19.6 percent of blacks have a bachelor’s degree; up from 11.3 percent in 1990.
Thoughts on this achievement?
Why aren’t more media outlets reporting on this instead of less flattering narratives about black women?
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