WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 18, 2017) -- Everyone
knows that African-American children face the greatest challenges to success in
America. As journalists, you've probably written stories saying that.
But can you measure the exact point where African-American kids
and other children of color are on the road to opportunity? Now you can.
We created an index - based on 12 indicators - that shows child
well-being in America by race and ethnicity. In a time when rhetoric is
reaching record levels, facts matter as much as ever. And the Race for Results
Index provides a reliable resource that can serve as the foundation for
powerful stories reporters and producers can develop to outline the barriers facing
children of color and then point to solutions.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation wants NABJ members to be among the
first to receive this information, which is packaged in a report we are
releasing on Oct. 24. It's the 2017 KIDS COUNT Race for Results report,
which carries the subtitle: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children.
Contact Beau Boughamer at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Ryan Fox at email@example.com
to receive an embargoed copy of the report on today. If you receive an
embargoed copy, you are agreeing not to publish, post or air stories until
12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Whether you cover education, health, economics, race relations
or children/family issues, the report has a wealth of national and state-based
data can inform and strengthen your stories.
The Casey Foundation works to create a brighter future for
children in the United States. There are 10.1 million African-American children
under the age of 18 in the United states, representing 14 percent of the
population. We believe that reliable information is needed to ensure that your
readers and viewers understand just what African American children and all kids
of color are up against. Your reporting is key to revealing stories that move
policies and practices for them.
The Race for Results report also takes a deep dive into
issues facing children living in immigrant and refugee families. We focus on
children and families who trace their heritage to Latin America, Africa and
Asia. If immigration is your beat, you should get a copy.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a proud sponsor of the National
Association of Black Journalists.