This is really just sad!
This is the FIRST time in U.S. history that poor white kids have been outnumbered by poor children of another race or ethnicity, according to a new study.
The report released Wednesday, proves that America's Hispanic community has been hit harder by the recession than any other group.
High birth rates suggest that childhood poverty for Hispanics is not just a temporary thing. Mark Lopez, an author of the study, says:
“Hispanics have really been slammed with what’s been going on in the past three years. A lot of Latinos invested most of their wealth in buying homes. It’s the American dream. When people lost their homes, as lots of people in the Latino community did, they get wiped out. If both unemployment and foreclosure affect your family, clearly the chances you’re going to live in poverty go way up”
Hispanics are the most impoverished, but don't have the highest rate of poverty. The study says poverty rate for black kids is 39 percent, Hispanics are 35 percent, and only 12 percent of white kids live in poverty.
This is so sad! 12 percent is too high for ANY race!!
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