Suzanne Kahn

Suzanne Kahn is a Program Manager at the Roosevelt Institute. Suzanne most recently worked as a research analyst at SEIU 32BJ, where she built a program to organize workers in new residential developments. Prior to that she worked on SEIU’s campaign to pass comprehensive healthcare reform. Suzanne holds a Ph.D. in American history from Columbia University and earned her B.A. from Yale University. Her forthcoming book, tentatively titled A Failed Separation: Divorce and the Origins of the Contemporary American Welfare State, won the American Society for Legal History’s Cromwell Dissertation Prize. As an undergraduate, in 2005, Suzanne was a founder of the Roosevelt Network.

The $1.6 trillion student debt crisis is holding back many Americans, but it is especially damaging to racial equality. Already disadvantaged by generational wealth disparities, Black students and their families end up paying more for college than white families do, and they get a lot less in the end. To build a higher education system

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