These academics say Bernie Sanders’s college plan will be a boon for African American students. Will it?
“There is a conceptual issue of what we view as the basic rights of citizenship in the United States. The Sanders position is everyone should have a right to higher education, just as everyone should have the right to decent medical care,” said Darity, director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. “If you view education as something everybody should have, then you want to take the price tag for individual families out of it all together.”