Friday, May 7, 2010

Minorities in Portland, Oregon

Report shows that minorities consistently lag behind whites on nearly every indicator:
• About 7% of whites drop out of high school, compared with 30% of minorities.

• One in three children of color live in poverty, compared with 12.5% for whites. The child-poverty rate for Native Americans is 46%, for African Americans 41% and for African immigrants 56%.

• People of color earn about half that of white individuals: $16,636 a year compared with $33,095. Individual income for Latinos is about one-third that of whites.

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