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Poverty’s Poster Child

posted on May 11, 2012

In his May 9 column, The New York Times’ Nicholas D. Kristof documents poverty on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He writes: “As many as two-thirds of adults may be alcoholics, one-quarter of children are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and the life expectancy is somewhere around the high 40s … Less than 10 percent of children graduate from high school.” The high rate of alcoholism led to Kristof’s previous column, in which he criticized Anheuser-Busch for supplying alcohol to the reservation.

Read at The New York Times