The good news about racism

By Margaret Wente:

Judging by the news, racism is still one of the defining features of our society. But how prevalent is discrimination, really? U.S. researcher Brian Boutwell and a team of academics set out to answer this question in the most straightforward way. They asked people.

They asked more than 14,000 Americans how often they had been discriminated against, and why. The answers were surprising.

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