National Average: 34%
African American children: 17%
American Indian children: 22%
Asian-Pacific Islander children: 51%
New Jersey has shown a sharper difference still. The Garden State’s African Americans had bigger gaps between them and their white and Asian peers, with an additional 17 points lower than the state’s Asian population, and 13 points lower than the state’s white population.
Latinos in New Jersey also show an even-more pronounced gap than the national averages, with an additional 29 points between them and Asians, and 25 points between them and whites, according to the group’s study.
Patrick McCarthy, the Casey Foundation’s president, said the findings are “a call to action that requires serious and sustained attention from the private, nonprofit, philanthropic and government sectors to create equitable opportunities for children of color.”
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