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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 covers national news for The Washington Post and anchors Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.
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