Report: Some minorities succeed while others lag behind
By Amy Cherry

A new kind of KIDS COUNT report focuses on race when it comes to child well-being.

WDEL's Amy Cherry has more.

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Asian Pacific Islander children have the highest scores out of all children in Delaware coming in at 914 out of 1,000.

"In the national framework, that's high," said Janice Barlow Director of KIDS COUNT Delaware at the University of Delaware.

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Barlow says only the First State and New Jersey are the only two states with numbers that high. White children come in next with a score of 730.

Latino and African American scores are much lower.

"Latino children are 430 and African American children at 414," she said.

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She says Delaware's low numbers for Latino and black children model the rest of the nation, but the report shows we've got some catching up to do when it comes to connecting these vulnerable children to new jobs.

"By 2018, children of color are going to represent the majority of children across the nation. There are some states that are already there; Delaware's not quite there yet," Barlow said.

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You can read the full report here.

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