Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Privilege Myth: Minority First Generation Public College Graduates Do Just As Well In Life As "Privileged" White Private College Graduates: Gallup

From Gallup, "Privilege May Not Be an Advantage for College Graduates" by Brandon Busteed:
If you were asked to predict which of the following two distinct groups of college graduates has the greatest likelihood of succeeding in all aspects of life, how would you answer?

Group 1: Those who are minority, first-generation college graduates and who graduated from public colleges and universities.

Group 2: Those who are white (non-Hispanic), whose mothers and fathers both completed college (mother's education is often used as a proxy for socioeconomic status) and who graduated from private colleges and universities.

It turns out that graduates from the first group are just as likely to end up thriving in all aspects of well-being later in life as graduates from the second group.