Kids from minorities have less opportunities, according to study
July 12, 2010
(AP) Children from ethnic minorities in the U.S. have fewer opportunities than their white counterparts to access high quality health care, education, safe neighborhoods and support from the communities where they live, said a group of professionals in a study of the Kellogg Foundation. Of the professionals surveyed, 59 percent said white children in their communities have “ample opportunity” to play in homes and neighborhoods free of violence, while only 36 percent said the same about Hispanic children, 37 percent about African Americans and 42 percent about Native Americans. The study specified that the ages of the minors it referred to are between a few months and 8 years old. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said that white children have access to high quality health care, 41 percent said the same of Hispanics, and 45 percent had the same opinion about African American children.