More white Americans acknowledge racism as a national problem

Articles | February 11 2016

by Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — More white Americans now share the view, long held by minorities, that racism is a national problem and should be confronted, according to an analysis of recent public opinion polling.

The review, compiled by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in conjunction with the Northeastern University School of Journalism, concludes that a majority of Americans across racial groups think more should be done to end racism. To that end, the foundation announced Thursday that it is launching a “Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Commission” to discuss solutions for ending systemic inequality based on race.  (Read more here).