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As much as some of us would like to think that this election is all about the issues, there's no denying that a major issue for a lot of voters boils down to black versus white.
In fact, the issue has become such a hot topic that there are reports that at the London and South African book fairs, a new e-book titled "America the Racist?" gained some unprecedented interest.
It seems the rest of the world wants to know as much as Americans if we can shed our prejudices and actually vote for a person of color.
Unfortunately, that will be a question that will continue to haunt the world until the polls close in November.
In the meantime, we will have to suffer through poll after poll that will attempt to gauge our feelings to predict our actions in the booths.
The latest poll, a Washington Post-ABC News survey, claims that 3 in 10 Americans admit to racial bias.
That's not surprising, nor new. In fact, most analysts on the topic of race would probably believe the number is higher than because not too many Americans like to admit they have hang-ups about race.
Yet, what was a more interesting revelation of the poll were two questions that show there is an inherent racial lens that the media looks through and probably needs to wipe clean before a clear picture gauging the public's racial barometer can be measured.
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