Baton Rouge Business Report businessreport.com 08 Apr, 2021 18:30 am

White and Black Louisianans view discrimination differently

White and Black Louisianans view discrimination differently

Other key findings include: • Black Louisiana residents overwhelmingly (84%) believe the country needs to make further changes to achieve equal rights, compared to far fewer white residents holding the same belief (39%).But white residents of Louisiana tend to think race plays little, if any, role in a person’s chances of getting ahead.• Approximately two-thirds of Louisiana residents think the economic system in America unfairly favors the wealthy, an eight percentage point increase since 2016.Louisiana residents are divided almost evenly between those who favor a smaller government providing fewer services (48%) and those favoring a larger government providing more services (45%).

A majority of the state’s residents (55%) believe Black people are treated less fairly than white people in dealing with the police.However, in the remaining five situations, most do not believe Black people are treated less fairly.

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