Aug 25, 2017
Blacks and Hispanics still largely underrepresented at top colleges
"Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago," from N.Y. Times Upshot:
- "The share of black freshmen at elite schools is virtually unchanged since 1980. Black students are just 6 percent of freshmen but 15 percent of college-age Americans."
- "More Hispanics are attending elite schools, but the increase has not kept up with the huge growth of young Hispanics in the United States."
- A key point: "[P]ersistent underrepresentation often stems from equity issues that begin [before college]. Elementary and secondary schools with large numbers of black and Hispanic students are less likely to have experienced teachers, advanced courses, high-quality instructional materials and adequate facilities."
- See charts for 100 schools, ranging from public flagship universities to the Ivy League.