Data: U.S. Census Bureau, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014

Now, let’s look at the percentage of children in poverty, between the years 1976 and 2014. The percentage of children living below the national poverty level is on the vertical axis. The years between 1976 and 2014 are on the horizontal axis. The blue line represents the percentage of Black children living in poverty each year. The purple line represents the percentage of Hispanic children living in poverty. The red line is the percentage of White children living in poverty. In 2014, about 11% of White children were living in poverty. But about 38% of Black children and 30% of Hispanic children were living in poverty. Three times as many Black and Hispanic children live in poverty as White children.