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ERIC Number: ED566702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Race for Results: Wisconsin's Need to Reduce Racial Disparities: WisKids Count Policy Brief, Fall 2014
Taylor, Ken
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families
As the United States continues to become a more diverse nation, much work remains to be done to ensure that all children, regardless of their race or ethnicity, have the opportunity to thrive. A policy report recently published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that children of color face immense barriers to success in key categories of wellbeing, and that the status of African-American children in Wisconsin is the worst in the nation. Clearly, Wisconsin has a great deal of work to do with regard to the success of children of color. Wisconsin's African-American children not only fare worse than African-American kids elsewhere, but they also suffer extreme inequities when compared to white kids in Wisconsin. And while the disparities are not as egregious for children from other communities of color, they are still very alarming. Using the data elements in the "Race for Results" report, the charts and graphs in this policy brief illustrate the status of Wisconsin's children. The dialog about racial equity is underway in Wisconsin. Everyone from elected officials to scholars to neighborhood activists to parents must act to promote a better future for every child in Wisconsin, not just because it is the right thing to do morally but because it is the smart thing to do economically. Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF) is poised to engage in both a local and statewide multi-generational effort to address the egregious racial disparities in the state. [The data charts in this document were created by Tamarine Cornelius.]
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. 555 West Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703. Tel: 608-284-0580; Fax: 608-284-0583; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council on Children and Families
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin