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• Percentage of all American children who are African Americans: 15% • Percentage of all American children in foster care who are African Americans: 32%
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of white children ages 12 to 17 who have dinner with a parent every day during a typical week: 55.9% • Percentage of black children ages 12 to 17 who have dinner with a parent every day during a typical week: 52.0%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of white children ages 3 to 5 in 2006 who were read to seven or more times per week: 49.0% • Percentage of black children ages 3 to 5 in 2006 who were read to seven or more times per week: 53.9%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all white parents in 2007 who reported that they attended a school or class event: 80% • Percentage of all African-American parents in 2007 who reported that they attended a school or class event: 65%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of white parents of preschool children in 2007 who believe that it is important to teach their children the alphabet: 66% • Percentage of black parents of preschool children in 2007 who believe that it is important to teach their children the alphabet: 43%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of white parents of preschool children in 2007 who believe that it is important to teach their children about numbers: 62% • Percentage of black parents of preschool children in 2007 who believe that it is important to teach their children about numbers: 43%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of white parents whose children are enrolled in urban public schools who state that “race is not a factor in the success of children at my child’s school”: 71.8% • Percentage of black parents whose children are enrolled in urban public schools who state that “race is not a factor in the success of children at my child’s school”: 72.8%
National School Boards Association
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all white children in the United States who are being raised in married-couple families: 75% • Percentage of all black children in the United States who are being raised in married-couple families: 34%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all white children in the United States who are being raised in female, single-parent homes: 16% • Percentage of all black children in the United States who are being raised in female, single-parent homes: 50%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all white children in the United States who are being raised by their grandparents: 1.4% • Percentage of all black children in the United States who are being raised by their grandparents: 5.4%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Parenting
• Average number of hours per week that white children under the age of 6 are not under the care of one of their parents: 27.1 • Average number of hours per week that African-American children under the age of 6 are not under the care of one of their parents: 35.9
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all white children in the United States who are being raised in married-couple families: 75% • Percentage of all black children in the United States who are being raised in married-couple families: 34%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all white children in the United States who are being raised in female, single-parent homes: 16% • Percentage of all black children in the United States who are being raised in female, single-parent homes: 50%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all white children in the United States who are being raised by their grandparents: 1.4% • Percentage of all black children in the United States who are being raised by their grandparents: 5.4%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Parenting
• Average number of hours per week that white children under the age of 6 are not under the care of one of their parents: 27.1 • Average number of hours per week that African-American children under the age of 6 are not under the care of one of their parents: 35.9
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all non-Hispanic white children ages 1 to 2 who are read to by a family member seven or more times per week: 63.9% • Percentage of all black children ages 1 to 2 who are read to by a family member seven or more times per week: 40.1%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all white American babies who were born in 2006 who were at least three weeks early: 11.7% • Percentage of all African-American babies who were born in 2006 who were at least three weeks early: 18.4%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all white babies born in 2006 who were under 51/2 pounds at birth: 7.3% • Percentage of all African-American babies born in 2006 who were under 51/2 pounds at birth: 14.0%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Parenting
• State with the highest number of black babies born in 2005: Florida (56,520) • State with the fewest number of black babies born in 2005: Montana (62)
National Center for HealthStatistics
Category: Parenting
• Percentage of all white children ages 3 to 5 who are read to three or more times a week: 92% • Percentage of all black children ages 3 to 5 who are read to three or more times a week: 78%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Parenting
• Average number of abortions performed on black women every day in the United States: 1,500 • Number of abortions performed on black women per 1,000 live births: 495
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Parenting
• Number of white boy babies born in the United States in 2002 per 1,000 white girl babies: 1,050 • Number of black boy babies born in the United States in 2002 per 1,000 black girl babies: 1,032
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Parenting
Although all racial groups have shown an increase in out of wedlock births - Caucasian women at 29 percent and Latinas at 51 percent - black women lead this trend at 72 percent.
Hampton University National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting
Category: Parenting