black college grads2*A college education has always been the main selling point to securing a great job: Go to college. Get good grades, and when you graduate your chances of getting a good job will be much better.

Or not…

Especially if you are a recent graduate of African American descent.

According to  a new study, African-Americans face a particularly difficult situation when it comes to finding a job after school. The 2013 unemployment rate for recent college grads who are black was almost twice that of recent college grads overall, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a left-leaning think tank that studies inequality and other economic issues.

Why? That age-old reality: Racism and discrimination.

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