By Madeline St. Amour, Inside Higher Ed, October 20, 2020
Higher education is not the root of all equity gaps. But it can be a vehicle to lessen those gaps.
Historically, it has not been. Equity gaps between students based on their race, ethnicity and income persist and thrive at most institutions.
For Black students, simply accessing higher education remains difficult, particularly at four-year colleges. At some institutions, including public flagship and research universities, access has worsened for Black students in recent years.