2. Pew Research Center Poll: Black – White Relations in the U.S.
Socially patterned differences in the perception of social situations and circumstances are a common occurrence. For this assignment, you will examine data from the Pew Research Center about race relations and compare the responses of white and black samples. After examining these responses, you will discuss the implications of these different perceptions of what are seemingly â€œthe sameâ€ events and situations.
Provide a sociological explanation for the divergent views of these different groups. How can race relations be improved if the parties involved have fundamentally different views of the same events and circumstances?