A new report says that in every region in America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children.
The report is being released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which for decades has worked to improve child well-being in the United States.
The report looks at 12 indicators measuring a child's success from birth to adulthood, including reading and math proficiency, high school graduation data, teen birthrates and employment prospects.
Asian children scored the highest, followed by white children, Latino children and American-Indian kids. African-American children scored the lowest.
Casey Foundation president Patrick McCarthy says the findings are "a call to action that requires serious and sustained attention from the private, nonprofit, philanthropic and government sectors to create equitable opportunities for children of color."