Trends in Racism, a CNN Poll

While it may be surprising to some that only 49% of those surveyed think racism is a big problem in America, the trend is critical. This video and slideshow reviews many of the major events in the past year, from Freddie Gray's death, to the mass shooting at African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, to the University of Oklahoma fraternity's heinous chant, and to President Obama saying the N-word on radio to make the point that racism is still a problem in American society. It reminded us that while publicity of certain events may cause spikes in popular opinions about racism, America has persistently struggled with racism over time. With a loud national conversation on racism, it's time to build towards a more equitable future.