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America’s Struggle to Overcome Racial Inequities

“If the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama was to have ushered in a unified, ‘post-racial America,’ then events of the past 13 months confirm that, when it comes to race, the U.S. is still a house divided against itself. Some 156 years after the Confederate Army surrendered to Union forces at Appomattox to end the Civil War, a nation that stands as a global beacon of freedom and liberty is unable to atone for its ‘original sin’ of slavery.”

This U.S. News article notes that in the 2021 Best Countries report and rankings, an annual survey on global perceptions of 78 countries, the U.S. is seen as among the 10 worst countries for racial equality. “Additionally while the vast majority of U.S. survey respondents say diversity is important for society, less than 48% of Americans agreed with the statement, ‘My country treats everyone equally,’ a lower proportion than the 54% of the 17,000 global respondents who agreed with the statement.”

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