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No Melting Pot in Massachusetts

A survey from the McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy finds ethnic groups feel distanced from their institutions and from one another.

The survey polled 749 adults leading up to the general election in November and found a majority of white residents have little or no interraction with other ethnicities while blacks and Latinos rarely have contact with other racial groups.

WBUR's Bob Oakes speaks with McCormack Graduate School dean Steve Crosby about the study and what its findings mean for the future of race relations in Massachusetts.

This program aired on December 18, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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