California’s Persistently High Child Poverty Rate Is Even Higher for Children of Color

Nearly 1 in 4 children in California (23%) live in families who struggle to afford the basics, based on the Supplemental Poverty Measure, but conditions for many children of color are far worse. Almost one-third of Latino children (31%) and well over one-quarter of black children (28%) in our state live in poverty — more than twice the share of white children (12%). If this disparity didn’t exist — that is, if the poverty rate for children of color were as low as that for white children — nearly 1 million fewer California children would be impoverished,  » Read more about: California’s Persistently High Child Poverty Rate Is Even Higher for Children of Color  »