A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation discusses the socioeconomic barriers that children of color and kids in immigrant families face in society. The report found that between 2013 and 2015, a third percent of African-American children ages from birth to 17 lived above 200% of poverty. It also found that half of children in immigrant families lived above 200% of poverty from 2013 and 2015, compared to over half of children in U.S. born families. The research asserts that in order for America to reach its full economic, democratic and moral potential, all children must have the opportunity to grow, develop and thrive. Thus, it is important to ensure that children have strong families; environments that support healthy early brain development; and the opportunity to develop social and emotional skills.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2017). Race for results: Building a path to opportunity for all children. Baltimore, MD: The Annie E. Casey Foundation. http://www.aecf.org/m/privy/Embargoed-2017RaceforResults-Sp.pdf