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June 19, 2020 – Childhood disparities around malnutrition, graduation rates, and early deaths are worst among rural, black-majority counties in the American South and isolated counties with Native American populations, according to a report by Save the Children. Correspondent Russell Contreras, also a reporter for the Associated Press, speaks with Mark Kennedy Shriver, president of the group that authored the study. Shriver says inequities in poor communities have created generational poverty that’s especially acute in New Mexico Shriver has worked with the state as it’s struggled to expand its early childhood development and education programs. 

Correspondent: Russell Contreras 

Mark Kennedy Shriver, Save the Children Action Network 

For More Information: 
Child Disparities Highest in U.S. SouthwestAssociated Press 
The Land of Inopportunity – Save the Children report