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Wide racial gap in perceptions of Ferguson, Mo., unrest, poll finds
Wide racial gap in perceptions of Ferguson, Mo., unrest, poll finds

Blacks and whites see the events in Ferguson, Mo., through starkly different lenses, a new nationwide survey shows. The poll from the Pew Research Center, released Monday, shows Americans overall closely divided on whether the shooting by police of unarmed young black man Michael Brown in Ferguson raised "important issues about race." But that overall division comes in large part because of sharply differing views by blacks and whites. Blacks, by 4 to 1, said events in Ferguson did raise important racial issues. Whites were more closely divided, with 37% saying the case raised important racial questions, while 47% said they thought race was "getting more attention than...

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