How can there be more poor black children in America than white children when white children out number black children 3 to 1! What is going on? The Huffington Post had a very interesting article that is simply mind boggling! Have Blacks totally missed out on the “economic recovery?
Here’s the latest indication that huge portions of the U.S. have missed out on the economic recovery: The number of black children living in poverty overtook the number of poor white children for the first time since the Census began tracking the children’s poverty rate in 1974, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday.
As the U.S. economy improved, the number of white children living in poverty dropped from 4.9 million in 2010 to 4.1 million in 2013. Yet the number of poor black children declined much less. There were 4.4 million in 2010, and 4.2 million in 2013.
Pew says the difference in the overall number of poor black and white kids is not statistically significant — but it is notable, since white children outnumber black children in the U.S. by a 3-to-1 margin.