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Babies of color reflect U.S. demographic shift

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 07:33 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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kainalu wrote:
Something the GOP hasn't picked up on. Whereas 50-years ago, the American voter was primarily made up of elder white-males, today's voters include women, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, the LGBT community, and our youth. Either the GOP adjusts their platform to appeal to these voters, or they'll fade away. The "demographics" of the American voter has changed.
on January 23,2014 | 06:38AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
At least the headline did not say, "Colored People Keep On Breeding".
on January 23,2014 | 07:51AM
hanalei395 wrote:
"Babies of color". ... The other kind of babies, .......clear babies.
on January 23,2014 | 10:35AM
BigBird001 wrote:
They're colorless!
on January 23,2014 | 11:28AM
entrkn wrote:
What does "children of color" consist of?
on January 23,2014 | 08:06AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Good question. Black and white and everything in between are colors, so it seems to me every child born in the US is of some color.
on January 23,2014 | 08:24AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Yellow and pink? These are colors too.
on January 23,2014 | 08:38AM
2bworker wrote:
The report basically divides it between white and everything else is "color". It does not define what white is, but does break down color into hispanic, black, asian, indian, pacific island categories.
on January 23,2014 | 10:18AM
Ronin006 wrote:
How many are born to single moms, a.k.a. UNWED MOTHERS?
on January 23,2014 | 08:26AM
Mei mei wrote:
"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".... yet people still have unprotected sex, still have unplanned children, babies thrown away like garbage ... thus this statistic... ... what a sh#### society we live in today
on January 23,2014 | 08:55AM
MillionMonkeys wrote:
Please define "color" and "poor." I don't know whom I should feel bad for, and how sorry I should feel.
on January 23,2014 | 10:07PM
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