African Americans Report More Discrimination in Urban Rather than Suburban Areas

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A new nationwide poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard University shows that African Americans more often feel discrimination in urban neighborhoods than in the suburbs. According to the survey, 45 percent of African Americans living in urban settings reported that they “often” experience discrimination when trying to rent or buy housing compared to 31 percent reported by African Americans living in suburban settings. Additionally, 45 percent of black respondents living in lower-income areas said that they or a family member were told they were not welcome or felt unwelcome in their neighborhood compared to 32 percent of black respondents living in middle-income areas.

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