Blacks and Whites Differ on Views on Inequality


In the Pew Research Center’s latest social and demographic trends report, they find that there are deep divisions in between Blacks and Whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to Black progress, and prospects for change.

  • Many Blacks are skeptical that the country will eventually make the changes necessary for racial equality.
  • A bout one-third of White Americans say Obama has made race relations worse.
  • Blacks are about twice as likely as Whites to point to discrimination as a major reason that some Blacks have a harder time getting ahead.
  • Among Whites, young adults, college graduates, and Democrats are more likely to say their race has been an advantage.