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Babies of color reflect U.S. demographic shift

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 7:33 a.m. HST, Jan 23, 2014

The majority of children in America two years old and younger, are children of color, according to the Children's Defense Fund.

The organization's report, The state of America's Children 2014, finds that children of color also comprise the majority of children in 10 states including Hawaii, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and the District of Columbia.

One in three of those children is poor, the report says, adding that 1.2 million school-aged children are homeless, a figure 73 percent higher than before the recession.

The CDF report details poverty, hunger, homelessness, sickness, poor education and violence faced by American children since the War on Poverty was launched 50 years ago.

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