Friday, March 29, 2013

In the United States of America, a higher percentage of African Americans live in poverty than any other racial/ethnic subgroup

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 27.4% of blacks lived below the poverty line in 2010, compared to 9.9% non-Hispanic whites, while 38.4% of black children (almost five million children) lived in poverty compared to 12.4% of non-Hispanic white children. A high percentage of Hispanics (26.6%) and their children (35%) also live below the poverty line. In some states black men are 20-50 times more likely to see prison time than white men. In Washington, D.C., three out of four black men have or are at risk of serving time in prison. The United States now sends a higher percentage of its black population to prison than South Africa did during the apartheid era.

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