The fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last week in Ferguson Missouri and the protests that have followed have taken over the news and sparked much outrage and debate all over the country. According to a nationwide poll released on Monday, four out of five African Americans said that the killing of Brown and the ensuing protests highlighted important issues of race in the U.S. that need to be discussed. That number compares with fewer than two in five white Americans who viewed the shooting and subsequent protests in the same way. Roughly two thirds of African Americans agreed with residents in Ferguson who said that Brown's death symbolizes how blacks are treated unfairly in a town run by a white minority, while only a third of whites said law enforcement's tactics had gone too far. For the full story, please go to

Source: Chicago Tribune