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Baltimore ranks last in upward mobility, new study says

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new study released by a group of economists called the Equality of Opportunity Project sheds light on the conditions needed to produce or prevent upward mobility in America. 

The study finds that in some U.S. cities, children have a chance of escaping poverty; in others, they don't. 

Ranking last for upward mobility was none other than Baltimore, where riots raged last week over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. 

Statement of the National Black Catholic Congress on the civil unrest in Baltimore

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For Immediate Release, April 30, 2015

The recent events in Baltimore, Maryland, along with those in Ferguson, Missouri and other communities in our nation, lead us to reaffirm our position as African American Catholics on the inviolate value of the Life and Dignity of every Human Person.

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