DAILY WISCONSIN

Wisconsin’s racial chasm

Here are three key facts regarding African-American and other children of color in Wisconsin.

  • Thirty percent of Wisconsin’s white children live in households below 200% of the poverty level, while nearly 80% of African-American children experience that level of economic insecurity. Meanwhile, about two-thirds of Wisconsin’s Latino and American Indian kids live in households below 200% of the poverty line.

  • White adults ages 25 to 29 are three times as likely to have an associate’s degree or higher than their African-American or Latino peers.

  • White children are nearly six times more likely to be proficient in 8th grade math than their black fellow students.

Via New report highlights widening racial disparities for children in Wisconsin @ Blogging Blue.

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