The fact that they're more at risk does make them different from other kids. This isn't us vs them, because they are us--we're all Americans. I don't see this being about righting past wrongs; it's a pretty straightforward problem-solving situation. Problem: statically, some children are at an increased risk. Solution: identify and correct barriers. American children are in trouble, and as Americans we have a duty to help other Americans. Simple as that.