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Basic statistics and brief explanations of the causes of hunger and poverty among African-Americans.
African-Americans are more likely to be food-insecure and live in poverty than other Americans. Being food-insecure, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, means that a person or household does not have regular, reliable access to the foods needed for good health.
This condition is a direct result of poverty, racial discrimination, and gender discrimination. While the United States has a high poverty rate (14.8 percent), according to the U.S. Census, African-Americans have a poverty rate of more than 24 percent. This rate is even higher in African-American female-headed households (45.7 percent).
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