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Polls: There's work to be done on race relations in U.S.

Polls: There's work to be done on race relations in U.S.

There's a growing sense that the nation needs to do more to ensure equal rights for African-Americans, a set of surprising new nationwide polls suggest. And it's a trend that activists and politicians on the Peninsula see as well. A year after a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot dead an unarmed black teenager, a majority of Americans – nearly six of 10 Americans – now feels the nation needs to do more, new polls on racial attitudes by the Pew Research Center and the Washington Post report. That's up from 46 percent a year ago. "That's what I've been seeing," said Gaylene Kanoyton, president of the Hampton branch of the NAACP....

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