'Students of color face countless structural barriers to higher education. They are more likely than white students to have attended substandard K-12 schools. They are more likely to come from low-income households, thus less able to afford tuition and housing. They are more often the first in their families to go to college, and so lack role models who can show them the way. And with less access to medical care, they have more unplanned pregnancies.
Add to these complications a global pandemic, which has also disproportionately hurt students of color—and the barriers to completing college can seem insurmountable.'
Read the full article, and about the work of our Luminary, Nicole Lynn Lewis, here.