Obama’s election reduced perceptions of racism, but boosted opposition to race-related policies

May 26, 2011

African-American man by people with vote signs (Photo by Thinkstock)ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Many Americans changed their perceptions of discrimination and racism after Barack Obama became the nation’s first black president. This belief that racial biases had softened, however, did not translate to positive feelings about policies that address racial disparities, according to a new University of Michigan study. (more…)

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