America made great strides toward racial equality during the twentieth century. Freedom fighters earned rights for minorities that many had previously only dreamed of. Schools were desegregated, Jim Crow laws ended, and immigrants won more respect than ever before. Yet today, racial tension is still alive and well. In this volume of the Gallup Major Trends & Events: The Pulse of Our Nation 1900 to the Present series, Gallup Organization polls demonstrate how Americans of all backgrounds feel about divisive race-related issues such as affirmative action, racial profiling, race riots, the "re-segregation" of schools, and police brutality. History indicates that despite setbacks, the nation will continue to improve race relations and move toward harmony. Book jacket.Marcovitz, Hal is the author of 'Race Relations ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781590849682 and ISBN 159084968X.