A Black Male With A Degree And A White High School Grad Have The Same Chances Of Getting A Job: Several studies have pointed out the evident racial achievement gap but recent research has revealed a sad truth -- an African-American male with an associate degree has the same chances of getting a job as a white male with a high school diploma.
The study, conducted by Young Invincibles, looks at the effect of race and education on employment, revealing the impact race can have on an individual's chances of getting a job.
The findings aren't incredibly surprising, considering that black millennials are more than two times more likely to face unemployment than their white counterparts, at 16.6 percent compared to 7.1 percent. But the study delves deeper, exploring hiring discrimination, high black male and female incarceration rates and the gap in generational wealth between whites and African-Americans.
In an interview with Think Progress, Tom Allison, one of the study's authors, pointed out the positive impact additional degrees can have on African-American earning and employment potential.