- Narrated by: Cary Hite
- Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
- Release date: 08-10-21
The State Must Provide AudioBook Summary
“A book that both taught me so much and also kept me on the edge of my seat. It is an invaluable text from a supremely talented writer.” (Clint Smith, author of How the Word Is Passed)
The definitive history of the pervasiveness of racial inequality in American higher education.
America’s colleges and universities have a shameful secret: They have never given Black people a fair chance to succeed. From its inception, our higher education system was not built on equality or accessibility, but on educating – and prioritizing – White students. Black students have always been an afterthought. While governments and private donors funnel money into majority White schools, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and other institutions that have high enrollments of Black students, are struggling to survive, with state legislatures siphoning away federal funds that are legally owed to these schools. In The State Must Provide, Adam Harris reckons with the history of a higher education system that has systematically excluded Black people from its benefits.