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In recent public polling, an increasing number of Americans have started to share the view that racism is a prevalent issue in our country. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Northeastern’s School of Journalism collaborated on an investigative research project that found some encouraging results — a majority of Americans across all racial groups and ethnicities believe that something should be done to end racism. School of Journalism Director Jonathan Kaufman cites media coverage and technology as two sources that are exemplifying the patters of systemic racism.
“When whites see injustice, they’re human, and they understand what it’s like to be afraid,” Kaufman said. “I think that cuts through people’s prejudices and makes them think twice.”