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Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365969514/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Acclaimed journalist Bob Herbert explores the often heroic efforts of black families to pursue the American dream in the face of unrelenting barriers. AGAINST ALL ODDS: The Fight for a Black Middle Class premieres Monday, March 6 at 10PM on THIRTEEN. /episodes/get/52386 /episode/52386 Against All Odds - Full Film /episode-player/52386

New York Times Journalist Bob Herbert narrates this documentary about the extraordinary difficulty African-Americans have faced in their efforts to establish and maintain a middle class standard of living. The film will surprise a lot of people. The black middle class has never been as large or as robust as most Americans - including most black Americans - have wanted to believe. Nearly 40 percent of all black children are poor. For every dollar of wealth in the hands of the average white family, the typical black family has only a little more than a nickel.

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Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:00
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