NCC: Race poll shows need for 'sacred conversations' Still sharp divisions along racial lines

A recent poll indicating sharp national divisions along racial lines should remind Americans of the need for “sacred conversations on race,” said the head of the National Council of Churches.

The New York Times/CBS News poll released July 16 found that 40 percent of blacks believe that racial discrimination is as bad as ever, while one out of four whites said there is too much emphasis on discrimination. Seventy percent of blacks and half of Latinos said they have been targets of racial discrimination.