For the first time since the U.S. Census began, the number of black children living in poverty has surpassed the number of poor white children, despite the significant difference in population size, a new Pew Research study published Tuesday has found.
Yes, there are a couple of strands at work here. Racial prejudice and its serious effects are one. The second has to do with the breakdown of the culture of too many inner city black families. Fetal alcohol and maternal drug use may also play a role in futures for a number of black children. Racism and the breakdown of family culture--two terrific problems waiting for some undreamt of solution.
One also must bear in mind that the USA;s enslavement of black Africans also had a great deal to do with that there are so many dysfunctional or busted-up families in African-American communities; When the Black Africans were brought to the United States as slaves, families were often broken up, and the Africans were deprived of reading and writing, and a general education.