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Young Men of Color, Educational Experiences of

Although the United States continues to experience great demographic shifts that will make ethnic minorities of color the majority within a few decades, the educational achievement of minorities in the United States continues to lag behind that of their White peers. Minorities have experienced some success in the last 25 years, although it has been largely driven by minority females. Minority males continue to experience dismal educational experiences and outcomes in both high school and college. This entry provides an overview of the educational experiences of young men of color in the United States as it relates to achievement, persistence, and support in both high school and college.

Background

As of 2008, only 41.6% of all the 25- to 34-year-olds in the United States had attained an ...

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