ETHNIC, RACIAL & CULTURAL DIVERSITY
Children Left Behind: How Metropolitan Areas Are Failing America’s Children. By Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and others, Center for the Advancement of Health, Harvard School of Public Health. (The School, Boston, Massachusetts) January 2007. 42 p.
Full Text at: diversitydata.sph.harvard.edu/children_left_behind_final_report.pdf
["Black and Hispanic children live in families that experience many disadvantages, but disparities among individuals and families are
exacerbated by vast inequalities in neighborhood and school environments....
Children not only lived in separate neighborhoods but in ones with strikingly different socioeconomic profiles.... For indicators of health, the income and homeownership of their neighborhoods, residential and school segregation, and school poverty, black children fared most poorly....The average black child lived in a neighborhood with a poverty rate of 21%, compared to a neighborhood poverty rate of 8% for the average white child, 19% for
the average Hispanic child, and 11% for the average Asian child."]
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