Black Students Face Barriers to Enrollment, Graduation at Community Colleges, Speakers Say

At a Fresno town hall on the challenges that African-American students face at community colleges, Raje Stanfield said he knew those hurdles well.

Stanfield said he started taking classes at Fresno City College after high school in hopes of clearing his general education requirements. But after a year of work, and just as he found the major he wanted to pursue, he learned from a counselor that the classes he took weren’t the right ones. He would need to start over.

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