Both Black And White Americans Believe There Is Widespread Racism
Both groups are more likely to think that there's widespread racism against them.By Eugene Daniels | August 17, 2016
American attitudes on race seem to have shifted a bit. According to a new poll by Gallup, both white people and black people say racism is widespread, in some way.
This is a poll the company does every year and the number of people who hold that view has increased since last year. But first, let's deal with the perception of racism against blacks.
Sixty-one percent of Americans say it's widespread — that's just a 1 percent increase overall from last year. And unsurprisingly, blacks are more likely to think racism is a problem: 82 percent of blacks say it is, while 56 percent of white people agree. Both of those numbers are up, increasing 10 percent and 7 percent respectively.