Notes for the interpretation of racial inequalities in education

This article discusses the educational data compiled in the 3rd Edition of the Gender and Race Inequalities Portrait, emphasizing the importance of understanding how the different situations and social processes experienced by white and black students affect their permanence, progression and performance in school. As main findings, we highlight: the decrease of the historical educational gap between whites and blacks aged over 15, the stagnation of the educational gap between white and black children from 7 to 14 years of age, as well as the slower rate of growth to access university by black women in comparison to that of black men. Finally, we argue in favor of integrating different kinds of policies to overcome the remaining racial inequalities in education

Racial Inequalities; Prejudice and Discrimination; Affirmative Actions; Public Policy


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