During COVID-19 Economic Crisis, Author Michael Arceneaux Insists, “I Don’t Want to Die Poor”

A college education is supposed to be a ticket to success, but for those who have to take out student loans, it can be a lifelong burden that points to larger issues in our economy. Author Micheal Arceneaux graduated from Howard University in 2007, in the shadow of the 2008 recession, with a mountain of student loan debt. Now, living through COVID-19 and its related economic downfall, he shares insights about the country’s student loan debt system through his book “I Don’t Want to Die Poor.”