poverty

Poverty rates in Maryland and Virginia higher for blacks and Hispanics than whites and Asians

Blacks and Hispanics in Maryland and Virginia are much more likely to be poor than whites or Asians in the two states, but their poverty rates are still lower than the national average, the census said Wednesday.

A census report on poverty rates for various racial and ethnic groups said poverty was widespread among American Indians, blacks and Hispanics.

via Poverty rates in Maryland and Virginia higher for blacks and Hispanics than whites and Asians.

 

Black Poverty and Housing

The poverty rate for all African Americans in 2011 was 28.1% which is an increase from 25.5% in 2005.  Actually the poverty rate increased between 2005 and 2011 for every demographic of African Americans except those ages 65 and over who experienced a decrease from 21.2% to 18.8%. Black families with children under 18 headed by a single mother have the highest rate of poverty at 46.5% compared to only 8.6% percent of married-couple Black families.

via Black Poverty and Housing.

 

Larry Elder: Absentee Fathers are More of a Threat to the Black Community Than Racism | Kulture Kritic

Larry Elder: Absentee Fathers are More of a Threat to the Black Community Than Racism | Kulture Kritic.

Larry Elder

To avoid poverty, UCLA public policy professor James Q. Wilson said that everyone — not just blacks — must do three things: finish high school, don’t become a parent until at least the age of twenty, and get married before having a child. Do this and you will not be poor,” Elder said.