Most black people in America believe the country needs to keep moving towards racial equality, but nearly half doubt the U.S. will get there, a new study has found.
A full 88 percent of black people believed that the nation needs to keep pushing towards that goal, but 43 percent said they were skeptical that would be achieved while 42 percent said blacks and whites will one day live as equals, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
By contrast, 38 percent of whites are convinced they and black people have already achieved equality.
The telephone survey of 3,769 adults was done between Feb. 29 and May 8 and included 1,799 whites, 1,004 blacks, and 654 Hispanics.
It revealed there still remains a yawning divide between black and white Americans with how they perceive the U.S., how they view police profiling and brutality of black people, and how they view President Obama, the nation’s first black president.