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More than half of white US adults say there's discrimination against their race


More than half of white U.S. adults say that discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a new poll.

Fifty-five percent said they think such discrimination is a current trend in the NPR, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health survey out Tuesday.

Eighty-four percent also believe that discrimination also presently impacts America’s ethnic and racial minorities.

Tuesday’s poll additionally found that a smaller percentage of adult white Americans believe they have been personally discriminated against due to their race.

Nineteen percent said they had faced such discrimination while applying for job, while 13 percent said the same of being paid equally or getting considered for promotions at work.

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Eleven percent said they believed they had been discriminated against while applying to or studying at college.

Americans are giving renewed attention to white nationalism after the movement’s role in bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia in August.

White nationalists descended upon Charlottesville to protest the removal of a Confederate statue there.

The situation turned violent, however, when a car drove into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one person.

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Two Virginia State Police Department officers also died in a helicopter crash that authorities have since linked to the unrest there.

President Trump in his initial statement about the incident criticized “hated, bigotry and violence on many sides.”

Critics argued that Trump’s remarks did not offer a forceful enough condemnation of the part white nationalism played in the event.

Pollsters conducted Tuesday’s survey of 902 white U.S. adults via interviews from Jan. 26 to April 9. It has a 4.7 percent margin of error.

The poll’s questions about examples of situational discrimination surveyed 451 people from the above group during the same window of time. A margin of error was not provided for this portion.

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