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Sierra Health Foundation CEO describes “a moving moment” at the White House
Sacramento Bee

The nationwide statistics are brutal: By fourth grade, 86 percent of African American boys and 82 percent of Latino boys are reading below proficiency levels. (That compares to 54 percent of white fourth-graders.)

And African American and Latino young men are more than six times as likely to be victims of murder than their white peers. The two groups make up almost half of the country’s murder victims each year.

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