August 22, 2013

50 Years After the March on Washington, Many Racial Divides Remain

After Obama Election Spike, Americans Now Less Positive About Black Progress

A dramatic spike upward occurred between 2007 and 2009, when both whites and blacks expressed much more positive views about African American progress, which is likely attributable, in part, to the presidential election of Barack Obama. Since then, the percentage of those who say the situation of blacks is better than five years ago has declined.