In this US News article, Christopher J.Gearon says that low minority workforce participation in engineering and STEM is generally driven by low numbers of African-American, Hispanic, American-Indian and other underrepresented populations pursuing degrees in these fields.
In this Forbes article, Karsten Strauss mentions our report on African American Majors, saying that African-American students tend to be over-represented in college majors that lead to lower-paying jobs.
In this MarketWatch article, Jillian Berman cites our African-American Majors report, saying African-American college graduates are overrepresented in some of the lowest-paying majors and underrepresented in some of the nation’s fastest growing and highest paying fields
In this Washington Post article, Valerie Strauss mentions that even while more African Americans are going to college than in the past, they are still overrepresented in majors that lead to lower-paying jobs.
In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Ken Leichter mentions that African American students are underrepresented in the college majors that tend to lead to higher-income occupations and overrepresented in majors that tend to lead to lower salaries.
In this Market Watch article, Jillian Berman talks about higher student loan delinquency rates in African-American or Latino-dominated neighborhoods.
In this WGBH article, Kirk Carapezza mentions that black students disproportionately major in teaching and caring professions that benefit society but don’t have a high financial payoff.
In this Washington Post article, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel writes about how middle-class African Americans and Hispanics are disproportionately falling behind on student loan payments.