Attitudes In Black and White

Black and White

Nineteen years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., black and white Americans alike say the nation is still far from fulfilling his dream of seeing the two races live in harmony. An overwhelming 92% of blacks and 87% of whites polled for TIME last week by Yankelovich Clancy Shulman* agree with the statement "Racial prejudice is still very common in the U.S." Fully 59% of blacks say they have been insulted because of their race at one time or another. But blacks and whites diverge sharply when asked about the reasons and remedies for America's enduring dilemma.

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