August 22, 2013

Race Gap Narrows and Widens

A new Pew Research Center report, released just before the 50th anniversary of  the civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., that included Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, finds that the gap between black and white Americans has narrowed on some measures (life expectancy, high school graduation rates) but widened on others (income). The report also presents results of a public opinion survey on race relations. Read more.