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Minority Men Falling Behind in School

July 10, 2011
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A new study says minority men are falling behind academically.  Using information from the census, research and interviews, the study looked at African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos and Native Americans.

Among the findings:

Males ages 25 to 34 who had an associate’s degree or higher:

  • African Americans             28 percent
  • Latinos                                   16 percent
  • Asian American                   70 percent
  • White                                      44 percent

Males ages 15 to 24 who had a high school diploma and were unemployed:

  • African Americans            34 percent
  • Latinos                                 47 percent
  • Asian Americans               30 percent
  • Native Americans              39 percent

Males ages 15 to 24 who were in jail:

  • African Americans            10 percent
  • Latinos                                    5 percent
  • Asian Americans                  3 percent
  • Native Americans                 3 percent

The study also found that men were falling behind women in attending and completing college.

Experts called for community, business and school partnerships for mentoring and support. The author said, “As our nation becomes more diverse, it is going to become very important that these young men reach the same success that everyone else does.”

The report came from the College Board in New York City.

The Los Angeles Times


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