Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Views on Race Relations Sour, Especially Among Black

From the The Wallstreet Journal, about race relations in America: African-American views on race relations in the U.S. have come down sharply from new levels of optimism reached after President Barack Obama's election in 2008, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests.
In the poll, conducted just days after the high-profile verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, 54% of blacks polled said they "strongly disagreed" with the idea that America judges people on the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Just 30% of blacks felt that way in the month Mr. Obama took office as the first African-American president.