Hamilton College Race Poll Receives National Attention

Approximately one-half of recently polled 19- to 29-year-olds said that segregation of races is acceptable, as long as equal opportunities exist for everyone. This finding is the product of a survey on attitudes toward race, which students in Professor Philip Klinkner's "Race and American Democracy" class developed last semester... According to Klinkner, director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, his students developed the survey in an effort to "get an honest opinion of young American racial attitudes."... According to NAACP officials and the survey's developers, the findings indicate that young people are, for the most part, optimistic about the future of race relations in the United States.
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