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7 Charts That Show How Student Loans Are Screwing Minorities


Most students go into debt to pay for college. And while no one wants to be in the red, a new report from left-leaning think tank Demos argues that the increasingly debt-financed higher education system in the United States is especially harmful to low-income, black and Latino kids.

Here are 7 charts that show just how we’re failing to deliver, as the report says, on “our nation’s historical commitment to ensuring everyone—regardless of race or class—can afford to go to college.”