Widespread Disillusionment Among College-Age Blacks

A new poll by researchers at the Black Youth Project of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago shows widespread disillusionment among young African Americans. The poll was given to more than 1,500 people of all races between the ages of 15 and 25. Here are some of the key findings:

• More than 50 percent of young blacks believe they receive an inferior education as compared to their white peers. Only 31 percent of young whites believe that blacks get an inferior education.

• More than 60 percent of young blacks believe it is hard to get ahead because of racial discrimination.

• Nearly one half of all young blacks believe the federal government treats immigrants better than it treats African Americans. Only 18 percent of Hispanics and 29 percent of whites agreed.

• Nearly 80 percent of blacks believe the police are biased against young blacks.