DALLAS, Texas -- There are a lot of folks who feel there's still a long way to go when it comes to race relations.
“Well, I wanted to commission this study because I wanted to find out how Dallas citizens felt about race,” said Lauren Embrey, President of Embrey Family Foundation.
The Embrey Foundation polled 600 Dallasites from different races, ages and economic backgrounds. After a year and a half of polling, they found when it comes to race, folks in Dallas don't think things are all that bad.
“The first big finding is there is a lot of optimism around race and race relations in Dallas -- that things are going to get better going forward. There's a lot of folks who think things are going to stay the same and that's not necessarily a good thing. But not many people think things will get worse,” Joshua Elibarri with Lake Research Partners said
“I feel really good about the sample they were able to get. The citizens they were able to talk to, I do feel like we need to dig deeper,” said Embrey.
And that’s what they are planning to do with this bit of information. The foundation wants folks to face race and turn this into a national discussion.
“It is the right time for some kind of major advocacy push in the area of racial justice,” Embrey said.