Q&A: Overcoming the Inequalities Faced by African American Youth

National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

November 28, 2012


More African American children than white children are born into poverty in the United States. That difference at birth leads to inequalities throughout a child’s life, according to “Portrait of Inequality 2012: Black Children in America.” Published by the Children’s Defense Fund, the report compares how African American and white children fare when it comes to childhood poverty, family stability, health, school readiness, education, employment and other factors.
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