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Whites more aware of racism in America, new data reveals




Friends LaVonce Goodlow, 19, and Priscilla Perry, 21, march down Crenshaw Boulevard to Leimert Park as part of an annual Kwanzaa celebration.
Friends LaVonce Goodlow, 19, and Priscilla Perry, 21, march down Crenshaw Boulevard to Leimert Park as part of an annual Kwanzaa celebration.
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Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Northeastern University School of Journalism recently analyzed several polls about race taken since the election of President Obama. 

They discovered that a significantly higher number of people now recognize racism as a major problem in America than did eight years ago. 

The report suggests that media coverage of recent racial unrest has caused many Americans (especially white participants) to rethink race relations in the country. 

Jonathan Kaufman is the director of the Northeastern University school of journalism and helped analyze the data. He joined Take Two to talk about it. 

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