Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Black And White Americans Still Worlds Apart In Views On Race, Obama And Black Lives Matter

By Philly, June 27, 2016

About two-thirds of black Americans say they support Black Lives Matter, the national protest movement born after the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, while 43 percent of all Americans say they support the movement, according to new polling released Monday by the Pew Research Center.

Among white Americans, support for the protest movement drops to about 40 percent. Among Republicans, just two in 10 say they support Black Lives Matter.

Those results are part of a new survey of race in America that paints a picture of a nation still starkly divided by race. In responses to dozens of questions, black and white Americans told pollsters that, as the administration of the nation’s first black president comes to an end, they remain split on the role and reality of race in everyday life.

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