Study: Latino and Black Students Missing Out on Selective Colleges

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"The way to ensure that intergenerational poverty is not passed on is through education," Rooks said.

"At the national, at the community and at the individual level, this kind of inequality ensures that these gaps continue and it's not good for anyone."

Rooks concluded that this study shows that education isn't helping some minorities move forward, but instead holding them back.

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