The shootings and protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have reminded us that racial divisions remain. New research shows the divide between white and black Americans is wide and personal.
The Public Religion Research Institute released a study showing an average black American has far more friends of a different ethnicity than an average White American.
The Washington Post's Wonkblog illustrated the gap with a chart.
If an average black American had 100 friends, 83 would be black and the rest of other ethnicities, eight of whom would be white. The average white American would have 91 white friends and only one black friend.
The survey suggests as many as 75 percent of white Americans may not have any black friends. The number of black Americans without white friends is lower, but not much.