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Black Americans Have a Clear Vision for Reducing Racism

However, they possess little hope it will happen

More than a year after the murder of George Floyd and the national protests, debate and political promises that ensued, 65 percent of Black Americans say the increased national attention on racial inequality has not led to changes that improved their lives. And 44 percent say equality for Black people in the United States is not likely to be achieved, according to newly released findings from an October 2021 survey of Black Americans by Pew Research Center.

This is somewhat of a reversal in views from September 2020, when half of Black adults said the increased national focus on issues of race would lead to major policy changes to address racial inequality in the country and 56 percent expected changes that would make their lives better.

At the same time, many Black Americans are concerned about racial discrimination and its impact. Roughly eight-in-ten say they have personally experienced discrimination because of their race or ethnicity (79 percent), and most also say discrimination is the main reason many Black people cannot get ahead (68 percent).  

Please select this link to read the complete article from Pew Research Center.

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