07.25.2013

Poll Shows Americans Split Over Racial Equality

A new poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal has found that a majority of white Americans think the United States is a colorblind society, while less than 20% of African-Americans agree, according to an article on Mediaite.com.

According to the article, the poll asked people if they agreed with the following statement: "American is a nation where people are not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Of the adults that responded, 54 percent agreed with this statement, while 45 did not. Among white adults, 59 percent agreed with that statement to some degree, while 40 percent disagreed. Among Hispanics, 54 percent agreed while 44 percent disagreed.

Among African-American adults, only 19 percent agreed with the statement, and 79 percent disagreed.

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