Black Poverty Rates Reach All-Time Low

October 1998
Jet;10/12/98, Vol. 94 Issue 20, p10
Focuses on a report which indicated that poverty rates among African Americans and Hispanics in the United States, declined in 1997 by 9.1 million and 8.3 million respectively. Number of African Americans who lived in poverty in 1996; American President Bill Clinton's perception that his economic policies are working; Identification of two states where the poverty rates increased.


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