In The Atlantic | Why It’s Hard for White People to Get Ferguson by Robert P. Jones

In The Atlantic | Why It’s Hard for White People to Get Ferguson by Robert P. Jones August 21, 2014

Today, The Atlantic’s most popular article is a feature by PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones, which explores one important reason why whites perceive the issue of race in America so differently than blacks. According to Jones, many whites have difficulty understanding the problems faced by black Americans which led to the unrest in Ferguson Mo. simply because whites are socially isolated from African Americans and their experiences. Most whites are surrounded predominantly—if not exclusively—by other white friends and family.


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