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.