Nearly half of Americans say race is getting too much attention in the Ferguson coverage

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Black and white Americans are responding very, very differently to the situation in Ferguson. While “this one chart that explains [something]” posts are kind of overdone, this one chart does illustrate the different responses very clearly: The death of Michael Brown and the ensuing response was always going to lead to a racially charged situation in Ferguson — an area where black drivers are much, much more likely to be stopped as white drivers — as well as in how people are reacting to this story. Still, the gulf here is really something. Aaron Blake has much more over at The Fix.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.

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