Segregated in Wisconsin

Black children in Wisconsin continue to be segregated, the study by Wisconsin Council on Children and Families shows.

“Wisconsin has a great deal of work to do with regard to the success of our children of color,” reads the official report of the council published on Wednesday.

According to the study, 30 percent of white children in Wisconsin live in households below the poverty level, whereas the number of African-American children who are menaced by this level of economic insecurity amounts to 80 percent.

The study also shows that white adults between the ages of 25 and 29 are three times as likely to be in possession of an associate’s or a higher degree than their African-American or Latino peers. White children are also nearly six times more likely to have a good academic performance in eighth-grade math than their black peers.

The research was based on 12 indicators analyzing children’s success during each stage of life from birth to adulthood.

The council admits that a lot of work is yet to be done to eliminate all barriers for non-white children to “thrive as the United States continues to become a more diverse nation.”