Poll: Racism Still Prevalent in U.S.

Guess what everyone? Racism is still thriving in the U.S., according to an Associated Press poll released on Saturday—and Americans are even more racist now than in 2008, despite electing the country's first black president. Fifty-one percent of Americans now hold racial prejudices against blacks, compared with 48 percent in 2008, the poll finds. In the poll, respondents were asked questions to measure explicit racism, such as what words they used to identified people who are black or Hispanic. In terms of the election, the poll found that President Obama could lose up to 5 percentage points off his share of the popular vote due to racism—although he does stand to gain 3 percentage points based on people voting for him because of his race.