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An analysis of the House's recently introduced College Affordability Act.
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This racial disparity is the product of centuries of policies that intentionally excluded and oppressed African Americans.
In the media
Steve Cohen
“There was an assumption that the student debt problem was concentrated among those at for-profit colleges or predatory programs. Or it was seen as a problem with repayment and not necessarily with debt itself. That has shifted over the last couple of years.”
In the media
Andrew Kreighbaum
"White families who did not graduate from high school have the same level of wealth as a black family with a college education. All this has led to a system where black families in particular, but also Latinas, have less wealth to face the challenges when it comes to paying off that debt."
In the media
Amy Rolph
“The equity components are the pieces that appear to have been weakened the most."
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Justine Calma
“We don’t love where [the bill has] landed but we’re happy that we landed where we are."
In the media
Justine Calma
“This is a problem that has not gone away but has gotten worse in many communities. It’s enough of a problem that people expect some action on it, and they expect some plan for how to get there.”
In the media
Collin Binkley
“This is a problem that has not gone away but has gotten worse in many communities."
In the media
Aída Chávez
Grassroots organizers and civil rights groups banded together to stop Texas officials from denying the franchise to voters of color.
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Chiraag Bains
The counter to this neoliberal vision involves, then, a more thorough moral critique—and a more transformative policy agenda—that tackles the underlying forces of corporate power, market inequities, structural racism, and anti-democratic political institutions. That progressives are finally talking
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman