September 25th, 2014
10:22 PM ET

Clinton: "I actually think we are less racist"

The unrest in Ferguson and what it says about race relations in America were part of the discussion at the "CNN Special Town Hall with President Bill Clinton" moderated by CNN's Erin Burnett and it definitely caught your attention.

Bing Pulse helped us track our viewers' reactions to the town hall. The graph breaks out responses to what was being said minute by minute by Republicans, Democrats and Independents. One of the moments that viewers all agreed on was President Clinton's response to Burnett's question: has racism gotten worse in America over the past few years?

"I actually think we're less racist, less sexist, less homophobic than we used to be," Clinton said.

Burnett breaks down the viewers' reaction.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    "So is climate change a problem? Is resource depletion a problem? Is poverty and the fact that 130 million kids never go to school and all this disease that I work on a problem?

    "You bet it is. But I believe the most important problem is the way people think about it and each other, and themselves.

    "The world is awash today in political, religious, almost psychological conflicts, which require us to:

    "Divide up and demonize people who aren’t us.

    "And every one of them in one way or the other is premised on a very simple idea. That our differences are more important than our common humanity. I would argue that Mother Teresa was asked here, Bono was asked here, and Martin Luther King was asked here because This Class believed that they were people who thought our common humanity was more important than our differences." (WJC)

    September 26, 2014 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  2. J.

    -Strictly carpet-bomb the new caliphate...It will get their attention, being wiped from the face of the earth.

    September 26, 2014 at 10:55 am | Reply

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