A Time-Louis Harris Poll: The Black Mood: More Militant, More Hopeful, More Determined

THE attitudes of black Americans have hardened into a pattern that may well shape the U.S. racial crisis for years to come. Pride in being black is now solidly entrenched. Still-unbroken barriers of prejudice, discrimination and inequality are clearer targets for blacks than ever before. Black confidence runs deep that matters are improving and will get even better. The vast majority want to work through the existing system—economic and political power—for further improvements. But most of all, black Americans see their own militance and strength winning the battle for equality over a...

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