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Minority Kids Have Fewer Opportunities: University Of Michigan Poll

Minority Kids Have Fewer Opportunities: University Of Michigan Poll
Ileana Morales, Associated Press, July 7, 2010

WASHINGTON — Minority children have fewer opportunities than their white peers to gain access to high-quality health care, education, safe neighborhoods and adequate support from the communities where they live, according to a nationwide survey of professionals who work with young people.

Of the professionals surveyed, 59 percent said young white children in their communities have “lots of opportunity” to play in violence-free homes and neighborhoods, while only 36 percent said the same about Hispanic children, 37 percent about African-American children and 42 percent about Native American children. (Read the full article)