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This report examines how the California's 2.16 million Black residents (6 percent of total population) are faring in higher education attainment compared with other racial/ethnic groups. While Black Californians have improved their education outcomes over the last couple of decades, they still experience significant opporunity gaps. The report calls for a concerted, strategic effort to produce better educational outcomes for Black students including a new statewide plan for California higher education, a redesign of pre-college level courses, re-enrollment of adults with some college but no degree, and allowing public universities to use race/ethnicity as one of many considerations in their admissions process.
This research brief examines the economic and financial challenges facing boys and men of color and lifts up asset-building strategies that can be integrated with targeted services for this group. It also highlights successful practices that are already addressing financial challenges at a community level and draws from these practices to inform policy recommendations.
The 2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys' vision is a world where black men are on equal footing with the rest of American society in the areas of education; employment and wealth; health; fatherhood and families; and justice, rights, responsibilities, and opportunities. This report sets forth a strategy to raise awareness, create local impact, and advance better policies to achieve this goal.
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