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To end racism, we need to get to know one another

In Our Opinion


January 11, 2018

As we approach the Martin Luther King holiday — with some people actually getting Monday, Jan. 15, off — it’s appropriate to take a look at how Americans perceive the current state of race relations.

That perception is not good, with statistics varying depending upon which organization is doing the research.

A Pew Research Center survey conducted Nov. 29 – Dec. 4, 2017 among 1,503 adults found that 60 percent of Americans believe race relations have grown worse. A similar poll in November 2016 showed 46 percent felt this way.

A June 2017 Rasmussen poll indicated 38 percent of Americ...

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