And yet, the statististics say that the wealth disparity between blacks and whites becomes non…
Joshua Sanders
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Single motherhood is both a cause and a symptom of poverty, but not an absolute predictor of indigence.

Source: https://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/poverty-single-mothers-and-raceethnicity/

Two of the “succeeding” groups you identify — Native Americans and Latinos — rival blacks in their rates of single motherhood.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_family_structure

Family structure & race/ethnicity shape poverty rates for children.

Source: https://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/eco1.asp

Note the absence of Native Americans from the above table. Their stats often go unreported because they’re just 1% of the population, and because the news is grim: of all ethnic groups, they are the poorest, least employed, shortest-lived, most likely to be crime victims, etc.

While unwed motherhood clearly contributes to poverty, this is not a uniquely black problem. African American indigence stems partly from poor choices made by the living, but is also a legacy of bad deeds done by people long dead.