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Black and White Americans Divided Over National Conversation About Racial Inequality

New numbers from the Pew Research Center indicate that the American public is still deeply divided on issues of race — perhaps nowhere more so than in conversations about the present and future state of race relations themselves.

The Washington, D.C.-based research center and think tank polled 3,769 adults — 1,799 whites, 1,004 blacks, and 654 Hispanics — on their views regarding current racial inequality and the effectiveness of social movements such as Black Lives Matter. The survey results showed “profound differences between black and white adults in their views on racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and the prospects for change.”

“Blacks, far more than whites, say black people are treated unfairly across different realms of life, from dealing with the police to applying for a loan or mortgage,” the report, released Monday, reads. “And, for many blacks, racial equality remains an elusive goal.”

“You hear that anecdotally, that there is a divide in the country,” Pew Center associate research director, Juliana Horowitz, told the Los Angeles Times — and the numbers confirm it. “Blacks are far more likely – at 71% – to say they have personally experienced discrimination in their lives,” Horowitz said. “Yet 3 in 10 whites also say they have been treated differently because of their race. On the other hand, when asked if their race has made life harder, 40% of blacks said it had while only 5% of white people said it had for them.”

The survey’s findings also offer some insight into the ways blacks self-perceive discrimination, as opposed to the official tallies. The 64% of black adults who claim that they are treated less fairly than whites in the workplace, for example, far exceeds the 12% of American workers who report witnessing some form of workplace discrimination.

Researchers cited the growing awareness of movements like Black Lives Matter as well as the impending close of the final term of the country’s first black President as timely motivators for reassessing the state of racial politics in America. Over half (51%) of all blacks say Barack Obama has succeeded in improving race relations while in office, as opposed to 63% of white Republicans who say he’s made them worse.

Around 65% of blacks and 40% of whites support the Black Lives Matter movement, and although 34% of whites believe the movement will ultimately be effective in bringing about racial equality, only 23% of blacks are as optimistic.

The Pew report emphasizes that, “for many blacks, racial equality remains an elusive goal.” Four in 10 are doubtful that the United States will ever achieve full equality.