How disadvantaged neighborhoods amplify racial inequality

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JUDY WOODRUFF: Tonight, we launch a yearlong series focused on finding solutions to some of the country’s most pressing racial issues. We’re calling it Race Matters.

And special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault will be our guide.She begins tonight with a conversation with Harvard University visiting professor Raj Chetty, a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Genius Award.Chetty’s research focuses on the ability of people, especially children from disadvantaged backgrounds, to improve their economic opportunities. CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT: Professor Chetty, thank you for joining us. RAJ CHETTY, Harvard University: Thank you for having me. CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT: You have written that where children grow […]