Economic Policy


Joint Center President Pens Op-Ed on the Marginalization of African Americans in Public Higher Education

Joint Center President penned an op-ed on the marginalization of African Americans in public higher education for the National Newspaper Publishers Association.

In the op-ed, Spencer cites a Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce study, which shows that ” shows that African Americans aren’t attending selective colleges (e.g. the University of Michigan, University of South Carolina, University of Houston, and others) at the same rates as their White peers.”

The full op-ed can be read here.


About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.