Tag: Income

Black female college graduates

New Study Reveals Black Female College Graduates Owe 20% More in Student Debt on Average Than White Female Graduates

College graduates in America, on the whole, owe more than $1.7 trillion in student debt, but women owe the larger percentage of that overall debt — an astounding $929 billion as of 2020. If those numbers weren’t disturbing enough, a new study from The American Association of University Women (AAUW)…

equal wage for all workers

New Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House Would Phase Out Subminimum Wage, Raising Salaries for Thousands of Disabled Individuals

All around the country, in both rural and urban settings, disabled Americans are working for less than minimum wage. But new legislation introduced in the House would right this wrong, increasing incomes and earning potential for thousands of disabled Americans who are doing their best to earn a decent, living…

COVID-19 stimulus relief

Moderate Senate Democrats Force Reduction in COVID-19 Stimulus Check Availability; More Than 17 Million Americans Impacted

The White House and President Biden have agreed to reduce eligibility requirements for a new round of $1,400 stimulus checks — a decision that will impact an estimated 12 million adults and 5 million children, all of whom will no longer qualify for the relief payments. The move comes as…

U.S. Income Surges, but Women, Minorities Remain Behind

2015 saw an increase in median household income for whites, Blacks, Asians and Hispanics, the newest report from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed, the highest increase being among Hispanic households. According to the report, 2015 saw an additional estimated 3.3 million people with earnings over 2014, regardless of work experience….

Workforce Racial Gaps Stagnate While the Rich Get Richer

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Despite efforts to close racial and ethnic inequities in the workforce, a new report shows that Blacks and Latinos are no closer to closing employment and salary gaps. The facts the report presents are not new: Blacks and Latinos earn less money and have…

Public Colleges Pull Need-Based Funding for Poor Students

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Public colleges and universities were established largely as a way to provide an affordable education. But analysis of new data shows that many public schools are pricing themselves out of the picture for students who need it the most: those coming from low-income families….

Ask the White Guy: Racism and Affirmative ActionWhy White Victims Are the Key to the Solution

DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti thinks affirmative action is going to be killed by the Supreme Courtand explains why white people as victims are central to finding a solution. Question: I would love to see your response to this article, A New Kind of Affirmative Action Can Ensure Diversity. You always…

What Disease Hits Black Men Most

A new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that in almost every state men of color continue to fare worse than white men on a variety of measures of health, healthcare access and other social determinants of health. The report, Putting Men’s Health Care Disparities On The Map: Examining…