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Factual Fridays: Stats and Trivia for July 3, 2009

July 3rd, 2009 by Ajuan Mance

  • Total number of black students enrolled in higher education in 2000: 1,730,300
  • Total number of black students enrolled in higher education in 2007: 2,383,400
  • % of white children ages 3 to 5 in 2006 who were read to seven or more times per week: 49.0%
  • % of black childen ages 3 to 5 in 2006 who were read to seven or more times per week: 53.9%
  • Black percentage of all graduate school enrollments in 1980: 5.6%
  • Black percentage of all graduate school enrollments in 2007: 11.6%
  • Year that California voters passed Proposition 209, eliminating race-based affirmative action in public institutions: 1996
  • Number of African American students admitted to the California’s Boalt Hall Law School in 1997: 14
  • Number of African American students admitted to Boalt Hall Law School who decided not to attend: 14

Sources: Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (1-6); Harper’s Index (8,9).

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  1. Twin XL

    Interesting facts, thanks for posting.

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