Saturday, December 02, 2006
If Texas were a town with 100 children. . .
44 would be Hispanic
40 would be White
13 would be Black
3 would be another race or ethnicity
49 would live in a low-income household (200% of federal poverty level)
--Of these, 23 would live in poverty (at federal poverty level)
--For 10, this poverty would be extreme (at 50% of federal poverty level)
21 would lack health insurance
25 would lack childhood immunizations
Something to meditate and prayer over in church tomorrow, don't you think?
[Source: "The State of Texas Children 2006: Texas KIDS COUNT Annual Data Book," published by the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Visit them at www.cppp.org.]