- Jordan Conwell and Louise Seamster
- February 21 2024
Louise Seamster, Department of Sociology and Criminology and the African American Studies program, University of Iowa
Student loan debt weighs heavily on many people in the United States, and Black borrowers—in particular Black women—often acquire more debt than their White peers. This is sometimes the result of debt incurred without graduating but can also indicate larger loans to finance one or more degrees. These factors can be compounded by wage discrimination that means that Black college graduates often make less than comparable White workers. This webinar will explore why racial disparities in education debt burdens exist and are growing, the role of student loan debt in the racial wealth gap, and what policies and practices may help to turn the tide for Black borrowers.
Recording of the Webinar
Presentation Slides (pdf file)