Blacks and whites see racism in the United States very, very differently

By | August 20, 2017

How you see race in the United States can depend a lot on your own background.

President Donald Trump’s various responses to clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville this weekend drew widespread condemnation, but also brought decades-old questions to the surface of American political and moral discourse.

“I think there is blame on both sides,” Trump said Tuesday, reverting back to the wording from a statement he made Saturday that pointed blame at counter-protesters as much as white supremacists. “I’m not putting anybody on a moral plane … I thought what took place was a horrible moment … but there are two sides.”

There’s not a lot of polling out there on how Americans feel about white supremacists and neo-Nazis, but if the widespread condemnation of Trump’s remarks is a guide, most Americans are opposed. (CNN)

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