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  • More white Americans acknowledge racism as a national problem

    PBS - 01/28/2016

    The review, compiled by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in conjunction with the Northeastern University School of Journalism, concludes that a majority of Americans across racial groups think more should be done to end racism. To that end, the foundation announced Thursday that it is launching a “Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Commission” to discuss solutions for ending systemic inequality based on race.

    Media coverage, combined with technology, has helped to make a powerful case for racial bias being more of an abiding pattern than a snapshot of any given moment in time, said Jonathan Kaufman, director of Northeastern’s journalism school.

    “When whites see injustice, they’re human, and they understand what it’s like to be afraid,” Kaufman said. “I think that cuts through people’s prejudices and makes them think twice.”

     

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