Likewise, most black Americans think that the gap between middle class and poor blacks is widening, a view long held by most other Americans. The belief that the class gap is widening within the African-American community is shared by both ends of the black education and income spectrum. The Pew study made headlines with a peculiar version of this point: they asked
Blacks today can no longer be thought of as a single race because the black community is so diverse OR Blacks can still be thought of as a single race because they have so much in common.
Most African-American agreed with the peculiar contention that blacks are not one race today.
All races agree that people in the same class are more similar than are people in the same race.
In the long run, this is hopeful in the fight against racism.