All the ways student debt exacerbates racial inequality — ‘it’s like landing in quick sand’

Jillian Berman
All the ways student debt exacerbates racial inequality — ‘it’s like landing in quick sand’

Student debt is often thought of as a generational issue, plaguing 20- and 30-somethings as they make their way into adulthood. While a college degree is an investment that pays off, on average, for students of color and black students in particular, the risk that it won’t pay off is much higher.