The United States is in a “generational emergency,” with more and more children facing obstacles related to their health and education, according to Too Small To Fail.
The campaign, launched in November, focuses of on issues that “undermine the well being of children.”
For example, in the U.S., “black and brown kids” are three times more likely to be impoverished, according to the organization. That means their educational attainment is likely to be lower, and health outcomes are likely to be worse.
“You think, ‘Well, that’s too bad for them,’” Van Jones, president of Rebuild the Dream, said in the video posted below. “No, too bad for all of us, because we’re on our way to being a country by 2050 where the majority of Americans are black and brown. If we let all these kids slip through the cracks, we’re letting the country slip through the cracks.”
Too Small campaign leaders argue that health impacts education, and family income affects both a child’s education and health. But, according to this infographic from the campaign, money and race alone do not account for many challenges that children face: