The country was founded by enslavers and fought its bloodiest war over slavery. The struggle for equal protection under the law continues to this day.
People of color have good reason to fear the police, preventing the trust and cooperation required to prevent and fight crime.
Polling shows that more than 80 percent of Americans say we need to do more to ensure equal rights for everyone regardless of their race or ethnicity.
"How we can make racism a solvable problem -- and improve policing"
Better policework means less use of force and safer communities.
About 70 percent of white Americans say that racism by individual people is a bigger problem than racism in our laws