41 million black people live in the U.S and 26% of them live in poverty (10,755)
55 million Hispanics (illegal and legal) live in the U.S and 24% of them live in poverty (13, 104)
- A study measuring "economic insecurity" found that 4 out of 5 (79%) of people in the US live in danger of poverty or unemployment at some point in their lifetime
- Defined as a year or more of periodic joblessness, reliance on government aid such as food stamps or income below 150 percent of the poverty line.
- Since 2008, poverty has risen by over 8 million people
- 97.3 million Americans are low-income, having incomes below twice the federal poverty line, $47,700 for a family of four
Education - The percentage of people who meet the college readiness standards in all four-core subjects (English, Reading, Writing, Math)
- 5% of blacks
- 14% of Hispanics
- 33% of whites
Risen 1,200% since 1978
- College graduation rates 30% for 4 year schools
- College graduation rates 13% for 2 year schools
- Average student debt $29,000 and is the only form of debt in which you cannot declare bankruptcy (now it is even being tied to mortgages through families)
- Those that do graduate, 25% of them are unemployed
- Of the amount that do get a job, 30% of them are considered underemployed (working in retail sectors)
- The future of the United States is regarding as S.T.E.M and guess what are graduation rates under that umbrella category is?
- 13% in the U.S, China has over triple that rate with 39%
Considered the future.......