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In "Race for Results," African-Americans are Falling Behind

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As we reported earlier this week, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its latest study examining how kids of different races fare when it comes to meeting developmental milestones on time.

The findings are striking, though not necessarily surprising.

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Laura Speer, associate director for policy reform and advocacy at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Black, Latino, and Native American children are lagging behind – in some cases, far behind their white and Asian-American peers.

The study attempts to measure child progression through twelve different metrics, and the results are mixed for the Hoosier State. Although Indiana ranks 12th overall for white children, it is among the worst states in the union for African-American children.

WBOI’s Sean Bueter talked with Laura Speer from the Annie E. Casey Foundation about the organization’s findings.

This is the latest installment in WBOI's yearlong project, "The Difference."

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