Race, Racism and Career Pathways

Race, Racism and Career Pathways

What are the links between segregation among and within educational institutions and in the job market? Are “certificates” turning into second-class educational credentials?

Journalists learned about data on segregation at college campuses as well as efforts to break down racial barriers during a December 11 session at the Education Writers Association’s “Pathways to Good Jobs: Higher Ed’s Changing Role in Upward Mobility” seminar. 

An educational leader who is at the forefront of opening new pathways to health careers for students of color, a researcher and a job training advocate provided insight into these issues. 

The participants were: 

  • Melissa Johnson, National Skills Coalition
  • Tomas Monarrez, Urban Institute
  • Reynold Verret, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • David Pluviose, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (moderator)