The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Letter Re: Concerns about Impact of Student Loan Servicing and Debt Collection Changes and Undermined Regulations on Black and Latino Borrowers
A letter from the LCCHR and dozens of other civil rights groups and student organizations urging the Department of Education to acknowledge and address the impact of student debt on communities of color.
The Looming Student Loan Default Crisis is Worse than We Thought
A comprehensive report assessing student debt and default from origination to 20 years into repayment, and finding that debt and default among African American borrowers is at crisis levels.
Center for American Progress
New Federal Data Show a Student Loan Crisis for African American Borrowers
A report detailing the long-term impact student debt has on African American borrowers.
New Data on Long-Term Student Loan Default Rates
An analysis of 12-year default rates by race and institution type.
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
How the Student Debt Crisis Affects African Americans and Latinos
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s analysis of consumer credit panel data, finding that delinquency disproportionately affects minority communities.
The Debt Divide: The Racial and Class Bias Behind the “New Normal” of Student Borrowing
A report looking at how the “new normal” of debt-financed higher education and how communities of color, with disproportionately less wealth and less access to traditional ladders of economic opportunity, are impacted.