In this article, the author pinpoints parents and schools as responsible for the health issue. In the 6th paragraph, the author makes mention of the role parents' education and income play in the disparities listed, as well as how schools affect children's behavior. This article is somewhat short, it would have helpful if the author elaborated more on how exactly the data backs up these claims. Moreover, in stating that schools and parents play vital roles, the author did not really indicate if state or federal policies have anything to do with the disparities.
I think it is quite sad that these two communities are facing these issues. As a latino, I am thankful that my family has always provided with healthy food and meals, so that I could avoid the disparities mentioned in this article.
“Finding disparities this young suggests that we have to start young to try to address them”
I think this is accurate; the longer we wait to address these problems, the longer the problems have to cultivate into the physical and mental well-being of black and latino children.