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To that point, one need only to look at a few statistics. When it comes to race and educational attainment rates, 84% of Blacks hold a high school diploma and 19% hold a college degree. Compare that to Whites statistics of 87.6% and 30.3%; respectively. Then, too, when Blacks do go to college, the graduation rate is only 32% as compared to 50% for Whites.
Forcing colleges to enroll less qualified students, who are more likely to not graduate, while rejecting more qualified applicants, who are more likely to graduate, is not only unjust but a waste of our country's limited college education availability. To solve income inequality among Blacks, we need to address why there are higher percentages not graduating from High School. At the same time, we need to improve the quality of education so that Blacks, entering college, can have a reasonable expectation of graduating. Otherwise, simply sending them to college without the proper educational background is a totally fruitless endeavor.
To me, the Supreme Court's decision may actually turn out to be a positive for African Americans because no longer can they depend on Affirmative Action to get them into college. As a result, if they truly want to go, they will have to seriously work harder to achieve that goal. Thus, a better educated Black America should emerge with more sharing in the American Dream.
U.S. top court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/22/us-usa-court-race-idUSBREA3L0Y820140422
Median Income Falls For 5th Year, Inequality At Record High: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/17/median-income-falls-inequality_n_3941514.html
Failing Education: The True Cause Of Income Inequality: http://cuttingthroughthefog.blogspot.com/search?q=income+inequality
Education Attainment By Race: https://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0229.pdf
U.S. College Graduation Rates By Race: http://edpond.blogspot.com/2012/04/us-college-graduation-rates-by-race-by.html