Saturday, June 25, 2011

More than half the babies in the U.S. are childre of color

For the first time in the history of this country, the majority of children younger than two are either Latino, black or Asian.

Because minority births are driving the rapid changes in the population -- writes Hope Yen of the Associated Press -- "any institution that touches or is impacted by children will be the first to feel the impact."

The AP article cites child and maternal health care as an example, but other immediate concerns come to mind -- like preschool and childcare. And to think that's precisely the kind of services that suffer when budget cuts arrive.

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