Study: Latino and Black Students Missing Out on Selective Colleges

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The study's author also stated that issue is not about "old-fashioned vulgar racism" but instead of how our economy and education system work together to produce racial inequality.

A method which Carnevale says proves people are really good at passing down privilege between generations, since most white parents are more likely to have gone to college in comparison to minorities.

Cornell University Professor Noliwee Rooks says that if one segment of the American population falls behind, it affects the entire population.

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