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Study: Black Child Poverty at 20-Year High

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Study: Black Child Poverty at 20-Year High

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Study: Black Child Poverty at 20-Year High

Study: Black Child Poverty at 20-Year High

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A study shows the number of black children living in extreme poverty is at its highest since 1980. The study, released by the Children's Defense Fund, says the number of impoverished children rose dramatically in 2000 to nearly a million children. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund president.

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