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Race roundtable: why all kinds of Americans are increasingly concerned about race relations




People listen to speakers at a demonstration against racism and conservative presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent remarks concerning Muslims on December 10, 2015 in New York City.
People listen to speakers at a demonstration against racism and conservative presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent remarks concerning Muslims on December 10, 2015 in New York City.
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Race relations may still rank at the bottom of the list of Americans’ concerns, but a new Gallup poll shows that more Americans (35%) say they’re worried “a great deal” about race relations in the U.S. than at any point in the last 15 years that Gallup has been asking the question.

What’s more, concern about race relations has increased among Democrats, Republicans, Whites, Blacks, Asians and Latinos. We talk about the results with our roundtable.

Guests:

Joe Hicks, vice president of the Los Angeles-based political think tank Community Advocates, Inc; former Executive Director of the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission, 1997 to 2001, and former Executive Director of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference)

Jody Armour, law professor at the University of Southern California and author of the book, "Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism"