America In Black And White

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the Pew Research Center paints a sobering picture of racial disparities in the United States.  Five decades after Dr. King's address at the March on Washington, substantial social, economic, educational barriers to racial equality subsist.  These inequalities are reflected in Whites' and Blacks' perceptions.


Compared to White Americans, Black Americans are more likely to be dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, more likely to say that Blacks are treated less fairly than Whites in most social arenas, and more likely to say that much more needs to be done to achieve racial equality.  They are also less optimistic about the state of race relations.

Read more:
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/

TeachingwithData.org resources:
White/Black Racial Segregation in U.S. Cities (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3163)
Race and Poverty in the United States (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3169
Exploring Race and Ethnicity Using Census 2000 Data (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3176
Race and Ethnic Inequality (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3101)
Gender, Education, Family, Poverty, and Race (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3128)
Race in America: Tracking 50 Years of Demographic Trends (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3863)
Attitudes about Racial Discrimination and Racial Inequality in the US: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3431)
Frederique Laubepin

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