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.