In presidential race, education matters most to youth | NOLA.com:
""The civil rights movement was only 50 years ago, but we're still fighting the same fight," she said. "It's a just as big a deal for other races, but it's just not as public as it is for us." Cathy Cohen, a professor at the University of Chicago and the principal investigator of the Black Youth Project, said African-American youth seem to feel the sting of racism more often and are more likely to call it a major problem. In the poll, 8 in 10 young African-Americans called racism a major problem. They were joined by 3 in 4 young Hispanics, more than 3 in 5 Asian-Americans and a little more than half of young whites. That's "a pretty significant difference" between blacks and whites, she said."