The discussion was about gross numbers. Percentages don’t vote:
U.S. Poverty Statistics
Here are the current U.S. Poverty Statistics released September 2018 by the U.S. Census Bureau [i]. They represent…
Second table down. 17M White Americans live in poverty, as compared to 9M blacks, 2M Asians, and 10.8M Hispanics.
That’s the source of the disconnect.