by Shantell E. Jamison
Originally published: June 28, 2016
For many, Barack Obama’s election to the position of president is a sign that we are officially in a post-racial society.
But most of us realize this just isn’t true.
And a new Pew Research Center survey finds some very profound differences between how Black and white adults view racial discrimination, barriers to Black progress and the prospects for change.
Far more than whites, Blacks believe they are treated unfairly across different realms of life, from dealing with police to applying for financial loans and/or mortgages.
For many Blacks, racial equality remains a difficult goal.
An overwhelming majority of Blacks, 88 percent, say the country needs to continue to make changes for African Americans in order for them to have equal rights. Forty-three percent of Blacks survey are skeptical that such changes will ever occur.