Making a Change: Education for African Americans Essay

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Malcolm X once said, “without education, you are not going anywhere in this world” ("Malcolm X - Quotations"). He meant that African Americans need to graduate from high school and college to become successful. When students graduate from high school, they have a decision to make. The decision will determine the rest of their life. The decision is whether they will attend college or not. Some may say that is not a huge difference, but people with a degree can find a job easier. African Americans going to college can benefit themselves financially. College is not easy and will take a lot of time and dedication. Attending college is not cheap and African Americans have to look for scholarships. African Americans going to college is giving …show more content…
It impresses the employers because it shows that the individual has knowledge. African Americans have to do a lot of studying, typing papers, and practice before they get their diploma. That is why employers hire African Americans with degrees because they do not have to train them. Curtis Sprewer who was interviewed by Shanitra McGee said, “having a degree gives him confidence because when being interviewed he may have an advantage over other competitors.” African Americans with a degree prove that they are qualified for the job. When they go to college, they become an expert with the field they chose. African Americans with degrees are qualified because they will have a deeper understanding too. African Americans can find a job because they will have the knowledge and qualifications for the job. African Americans with a college degree have endless benefits. African Americans going to college have health benefits and enjoy their jobs more. There are a couple health benefits from receiving a degree. It reduces chances of having cancer “according to a 2008 study published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute” (Hardy). Another benefit is that “70 percent of college graduates had employer-provided health insurance, while only 50 percent of high school graduates had that benefit, according to a 2008 report by the College Board” (Hardy). African Americans have a higher percentage for job satisfaction. 40 percent of high