A reader on my post about why there are so few black CPAs recently left a comment saying he thought accounting degrees for black students weren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. That line of thinking led to an even broader argument about the value of ANY college degree for black students.
The reasoning behind this? Prior experience interviewing for an accounting role and feeling some sort of prejudice because he’s black. He then went on to share a link highlighting how black students with an Associate’s degree have the same chance to land a job as white students with a high school diploma, and black students with some college have the same odds as white high school drop-outs.
No doubt these figures are enough to make your stomach lurch, but the argument the reader made conveniently overlooked a huge takeaway [Read more…]