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  • Writer's picturePeter Blair

The Disparate Racial Impact of Requiring a College Degree (WSJ)

Project on Workforce Faculty Lead Peter Blair authored a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed on the disparate racial impact of requiring a college degree.

Among U.S. workers over 25, only 26% of blacks, and 40% of whites, have a bachelor’s or higher.

Companies "should change their hiring and management practices to focus on job skills, rather than continuing to privilege college degrees," Prof. Blair wrote in the op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. "This change would increase diversity in the workforce and expand economic opportunity without sacrificing quality."


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