Black Voices: Black first generation college students share struggles, success stories

Written by on November 10, 2021

First generation college students are the first students in their family to go to college, and these students face different obstacles than their peers who come from generations of higher education. 

To add to that distinction, African American first generation students have even more obstacles solely based on their race like institutionalized racism. The systems that have been set into place because of this, which separates them from their peers and can really deter these students from their studies. 

According to PNPI.ORG, among all undergraduate . . .

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