Sunday, September 29, 2013
Children of color are disproportionately poor in the United States: 37.9% of black children and 33.8% of Hispanic children are poor while 12.3% of white, non-Hispanic children, are poor
Hispanic children are the largest group of poor children (5.98 million), white non-Hispanic children the second largest (4.78 million), and black children the third largest (4.20 million). Nearly 43% of Black children under age five — 1.27 million — are poor; nearly one in four are extremely poor. Bringing in more black and Hispanic immigrants will just increase the amount of poverty in the United States.