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The Very Stark Numbers on Young Black Men and Gun Violence

Protestors raising their hands above their heads in mock surrender  in Ferguson, Mo.
Protestors raising their hands above their heads in mock surrender in Ferguson, Mo.Photograph by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

A stunning bit of data from Pew Research Center for People and the Press made the rounds on Tuesday: Some 80 percent of blacks said that the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., raises important issues about race in America. Only 37 percent of whites said the same, with 47 percent saying that race was getting more attention that it deserves.

These findings are a reminder that blacks and whites continue to live in different Americas. This is particularly true when it comes to gun violence.