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article imageOne in 20 'Latinos' goes hungry in the US

By Iamseven     Dec 20, 2006 in Lifestyle
One in 20 'Latinos' in the US regularly goes hungry and as many as one in five does not have proper access to nutritious food, a US report says.
The National Council of La Raza states that poverty and lack of awareness about state entitlements are the causes behind these statistics.
The food insecurity rate of Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans and others from Spanish-speaking backgrounds are nearly as high as that of African-Americans.
It is substantially greater than that of whites, of whom only about 5% suffer from limited access to nutritious food.
This is horrible. I know many people judge Spanish-speakers as being 'illegal immigrants' but so what? Even illegal immigrants shouldn't be looked over as they starve to death. At any rate, if this statistic reflected white people, the problem would be addressed immediately. 20% of any group not having access to nutritious food is completely unacceptable for the 'greatest country in the world'.
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