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By Derrick Johnson
NAACP President and CEO 

Some things should never be so Black and white

 

Next week will mark one year since George Floyd was murdered by former police officer, Derek Chauvin. While his death sparked worldwide outrage, protests, and much needed discussions about our nation's systemic inequities, a recent NPR poll suggests that white and Black Americans still have very different views on race and policing.

According to the poll, 61 percent of Black Americans believe that local police treat people of color more harshly than white people. Only a quarter of white Americans agree with that statement.

And although more than 60 percent of Black Americans say they hav...



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