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61% of blacks say US race relations getting worse

cc8f5a82ccd0d26935565006913b6c91_LA majority of African-Americans believe race relations are worsening in the United States and that minority groups have fewer opportunities, a new survey has found.

According to Press TV, the survey from the Emerson College Polling Society found that 61percent of African-Americans think race relations are getting worse and 69 percent perceive the judicial system as biased against minorities.
As a whole, 44 percent of poll respondents said race relations are not getting better, with 41 percent of Caucasians and 42 percent of Hispanics holding the same view.
The poll also found that more than half (53 percent) of African-Americans believe that minority groups have fewer opportunities.
About 39 percent of Hispanics and 27 percent of Caucasians agreed that minorities are not on an equal playing field.
According to a Pew study released in August for the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, economic and social gaps between whites and African-Americans have widened over the last few decades.

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