Posted on March 17, 2022

Majority of Black Americans Say More Needs Done to Address Racial Equality

Brad Dress, The Hill, March 15, 2022

A majority of Black Americans say more work needs to be done to achieve equality for African Americans in the country, according to an AP-NORC poll published Tuesday.

More than half of African Americans say “a lot” more work is needed for racial equality in all categories: good jobs, health care, political representation, education, affordable housing, voting rights, fair treatment by police and the criminal justice system.

Seventy percent of Black Americans say that “a lot” more needs to be done to improve treatment of African Americans by police.

Forty-seven percent of white Americans said the same.

Sixty-five percent of Black Americans said that a lot more needs to be done to improve equal treatment for African Americans in the criminal justice system, compared to 45 percent of white Americans that said the same {snip}

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Forty-five percent of Black Americans say things have gotten “a lot worse” for the community in the past five years, while 43 percent of white Americans say things have gotten better for the Black community. In 2018, 37 percent of white Americans said things had gotten better for the Black community.

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