A new Associated Press poll shows that in the four years that President Obama has been in office, racial prejudice has increased slightly. In all, 51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared with 48 percent in a similar survey in 2008. When measured by an implicit racial attitudes test, the number of Americans with anti-black sentiments jumped to 56 percent, up from 49 percent. The AP survey was conducted with researchers from Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago.
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