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August 23, 2013

Race Equality Is Still a Work in Progress, Survey Finds

Fewer than one in three black Americans and not even half of whites say the United States has made “a lot” of progress toward achieving racial equality in the half-century since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared he had “a dream” that one day freedom, justice and brotherhood would prevail and that his children would “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”


As the nation is poised to observe the 50th anniversary next week of the March on Washington that Dr. King led, the poll and an analysis of racial disparities by the Pew Research Centerconclude that while five decades’ progress has been palpable on some fronts, Dr. King’s goal remains elusive on others.


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