NEW JERSEY IN BLACK AND WHITE; MANY FEEL RACIAL EQUALITY WILL NOT BE ACHIEVED IN THEIR LIFETIME

Posted at 12:01 am January 19, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. And four decades on, fewer than 1-in-3 New Jerseyans believes that racial equality has been achieved. In addition, the state is equally divided on whether affirmative actions programs are necessary to overcome discrimination. And, as might be expected, there are stark differences in opinion on these issues among various racial groups in the state.

 

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