More Hispanic children are living in poverty than those of any other race or ethnicity, marking the first time in U.S. history that the largest group of poor children is not white, according to a new research study.
In a report released Thursday, the Pew Hispanic Center said 6.1 million Hispanic children are poor, compared with 5 million non-Hispanic white children and 4.4 million black children. Pew said Hispanic poverty numbers have soared because of the impact of the recession on the growing number of Latinos in the country.
Though the number of poor Hispanic children is at a record high, black children have a higher rate of poverty — 39 percent compared with 35 percent for Hispanic children. In contrast, the poverty rate for white children is about 12 percent.” —Hispanic kids the largest group of children living in poverty - The Washington Post (via chandapw)
keep mothers and children in mind
your revolt is worthless if it harms mothers and children
your vision is incomplete if it does not include mothers and children
recommendations i’ve received concerning organizations/groups that cultivate correspondence between the incarcerated and the non-incarcerated:
- Books Through Bars
- Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network
- Black and Pink
- The Prisoner Correspondence Project
- Write A Prisoner
- The Jericho Movement
- Write to Win Collective
- Bent Bars Project
As many as 15 percent of freshmen at America’s top schools are white students who failed to meet their university’s minimum standards for admission, according to Peter Schmidt, deputy editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. These kids are “people with a long-standing relationship with the university,” or in other words, the children of faculty, wealthy alumni and politicians.
According to Schmidt, these unqualified but privileged kids are nearly twice as common on top campuses as Black and Latino students who had benefited from affirmative action.” —Ten myths about affirmative action (via linzyxxxxx)