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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Do Americans Think Justice Is Fair To Blacks? POLL

"Today fewer than 4-in-10 (38%) of Americans say that blacks receive equal treatment under the criminal justice system. That's a ten percentage point drop from one year ago, when the public was evenly divided on the question.

This finding comes from the Public Religion Research Institute's latest American Values Survey. It finds growing skepticism among every demographic group over the way the criminal justice system treats minorities. More than 6-in-10 young adults now say that blacks don't receive equal treatment over the law, a number that has skyrocketed nearly 50 percent in the past year. Whites, Republicans and older Americans are less likely to see racial disparities in the justice system, but they are still significantly more likely to say the system treats minorities unequally than they were a year ago.“* The Young Turks Hosts Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (TYT University) break it down.

*Read more here from Christopher Ingraham / The Washington Post:

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