For one, 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, according to a February study released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. That’s in part because black students are more likely that their white peers to attend less-selective and often less-resourced schools, which may not have the money to support a wide variety of science and technology majors.
Mo Elleithee, executive director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, worked on the Clinton campaign in 2008. "We were behind," Elleithee said. "We had a late burst of momentum. But the math was never there for us."
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the results of the New York primaries and the decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.
Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership (CPNL) is partnering with the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and JP Morgan Chase & Co. in the new Racial Wealth Divide Initiative to address racial wealth disparities in five cities.