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Everything White People Think About Affirmative Action Is Wrong

The Root

I’ve met a lot of white people who believe that black students get so much financial aid and scholarships that they don’t have to pay for college. [...]

Not only is this false, but the exact opposite is true. Black students borrow more money than white students for the same degrees, according to a 2014 study (pdf) by Sara Goldrick-Rab, Robert Kelchen and Jason Houle and a 2015 report (pdf) by DemosBlack students graduate with more student loan debt because they don’t have the same financial resources as white college students. There are black people around the world who’d love to know where this “free college” shit came from.