Black Education / Schools : 48% Increase in Black College Grads/ Nationwide

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    Despite barriers restricting their educational opportunities, the number of African-Americans with bachelor’s degrees increased dramatically between 2000 and 2010, according to the U.S. census.
    Forty-eight percent more black people age 25 and over held at least a bachelor’s degree by the end of the decade. The growth meant that in 2010, 18.2 of every 100 U.S. blacks in that age bracket had a bachelor’s degree, compared to 14.3 of every 100 in 2000.
    “These numbers are very good for blacks relative to the history of black people in this country,” said Amadu J. Kaba, a professor of sociology at Seton Hall University, who researches the educational achievements of African-Americans. “We should really be happy about this. This is good news, especially with the bad economy beginning in the fall of 2008. Despite the bad economy, we did well.”
    http://www.dominionofnewyork.com/20...ease-in-black-college-graduates/#.TsALj1bj6XY
     
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