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Education: No Longer a Panacea for Blacks

pkennedy Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 6:12 PM
Even "no name" State colleges are better than dropping out of high school and fitting all of the racists' stereotypes of what not only Blacks but all minorities (except Asians) are "for". Even a "no-name" State college graduate should be more employable than the high school dropout, unwed mother, juvenile-hall residing, drug-dealing crowd; but yet we're not. State "no-name" colleges are better than no college -- especially if while at that 'no-name' State college one majors, in, say, Chemical Engineering instead of just straight Chemistry or Biology.

A recent article in the Washington Post highlighted a particular segment of the nation’s struggling unemployed. That is in itself is not surprising. After all, black unemployment exceeds the unemployment level for handicapped people and many other challenged groups within our nation. The group that the Post profiled was people with Ph.D.s in the sciences. An increasing number of chemists, biologists and other scientists who have invested heavily in their education are finding themselves jobless. Of those who are employed, thousands are doing lower-wage “post-doc” work in laboratories, as opposed to heading up research projects or teaching in universities.

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