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American opinions and perceptions of race relations, opportunities and discrimination are distinctly divided by racial lines, a recent study finds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: 61 Percent Of African-Americans Say US Race Relations Getting Worse

A new survey from the Emerson College Polling Society finds that 61 percent of African-Americans believe race relations are getting worse in the United States. As a whole, 44 percent of poll respondents said race relations are not getting better, with 41 percent of Caucasians and 42 percent of Hispanics holding the same view.

02/04/2014

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Government to Sue North Carolina Over New Voter Law

The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections.

09/30/2013

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters on Aug. 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington D.C. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

50 Years After King, Marchers Gather Again in D.C.

Next week, the nation’s first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes this nation should be headed.

08/22/2013

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her farewell address to the State Department today. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Calls For Election Reform

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton kicked off a series of speeches on Monday with a call to combat what she called an “assault on voting rights.”

08/13/2013

President Barack Obama is promising not to let one election go by without protecting minority voting rights. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama, Holder Promise To Protect Minority Voting Rights

President Barack Obama is promising not to let one election go by without protecting minority voting rights.

07/29/2013

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Striking Back Against Court’s Voting Rights Ruling

The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action and promising broader efforts to come after last month’s Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act.

07/25/2013

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Voting Rights Act Ruling Draws Emotional Response

His voice steadily rising, Rep. John Lewis couldn’t hide his distress with the Supreme Court’s decision to strip a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

06/25/2013

Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration will do everything in its power to ensure fair voting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling stopping part of the Voting Rights Act enforcement. (Photo by Jamie Rose/Getty Images)

Biden Vows New Voting Rights Law: ‘Supreme Court Upset A Well-Established Practice’

Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration will do everything in its power to ensure fair voting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling stopping part of the Voting Rights Act enforcement.

06/25/2013

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Obama ‘Disappointed’ in Voting Rights Act Ruling

President Barack Obama says he’s deeply disappointed with a Supreme Court decision halting the use of a key provision in the Voting Rights Act.

06/25/2013

Rev. Jesse Jackson arrives for a rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rev. Jackson: Voting Rights Act Ruling ‘Devastating Blow’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that part of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced is a “devastating blow.”

06/25/2013

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