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Are we still racist?

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Former Communist and Black Panther Angela Davis says that racism is “no less overt” than it was in the 1950s, when it was very overt. We hit the streets to find out if anyone agrees with Davis.

There’s still racism, but I don’t think it’s as bad as it was in the 1950s.
Loretta Walker, 47

It’s a little better. Blacks can get better jobs.
Cecil Bearson, 68

I don’t think it’s the same. It’s getting better.
Frank Oliver, 48

I support [Davis] to an extent. It’s not just in Brooklyn, it’s worldwide.
Lloyd Reid, 53

I wouldn’t say that it’s prevalent. A lot of black people do ignorant, stupid s—, just like any other race. It’s bad on our part because … they still continue to feed into racism.
Kirk Burgess, 26

I don’t think it’s as bad as it was back in the day. I still see racism in Georgia.
Ajah Kitt, 18, from Atlanta

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