The new Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children report, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, shows persistent disparities in the well-being of kids from immigrant families and of children of color, especially African-American, Hispanic or Latino and American Indian children.
With the national conversation on race and immigration intensifying, the report gives particular attention to the well-being of children in immigrant families at a time when an increase in deportations by the federal government is breaking up families. There are more than 65,000 immigrant children in Nebraska and the data reveal that each of these children may be facing additional challenges and barriers like separation, educational hurdles and chronic poverty.
Race for Results measures children’s progress on the national and state levels on key education, health and economic milestones by racial and ethnic groups. The report’s index uses a composite score of these milestones on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 1,000 (highest) to make comparisons. The index shows persistent, significant disparities among Nebraska’s African-American children (348), American Indian (398) and Hispanic children (393) compared to Asian and Pacific Islander (692) and white, non-Hispanic children (763).
Stay tuned to our blog over the coming weeks as we dive deeper into the data and share what we can do to make Nebraska a great place to ALL kids.