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Pew Polls - The US IS indeed, a Racist Nation

Public has negative views of the country’s racial progress; more than half say Trump has made race relations worse

 

More than 150 years after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, most U.S. adults say the legacy of slavery continues to have an impact on the position of black people in American society today. More than four-in-ten say the country hasn’t made enough progress toward racial equality, and there is some skepticism, particularly among blacks, that black people will ever have equal rights with whites, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

 

Opinions about the current state of race relations – and President Donald Trump’s handling of the issue – are also negative. About six-in-ten Americans (58%) say race relations in the U.S. are bad, and of those, few see them improving. Some 56% think the president has made race relations worse; just 15% say he has improved race relations and another 13% say he has tried but failed to make progress on this issue. In addition, roughly two-thirds say it’s become more common for people to express racist views since Trump became president.

 

Blacks are particularly gloomy about the country’s racial progress. More than eight-in-ten black adults say the legacy of slavery affects the position of black people in America today, including 59% who say it affects it a great deal. About eight-in-ten blacks (78%) say the country hasn’t gone far enough when it comes to giving black people equal rights with whites, and fully half say it’s unlikely that the country will eventually achieve racial equality.

 

Americans see disadvantages for blacks and Hispanics in the U.S. A majority of all adults (56%) say being black hurts people’s ability to get ahead at least a little, and 51% say the same about being Hispanic. In contrast, 59% say being white helps people’s ability to get ahead. Views about the impact of being Asian or Native American are more mixed.

 

Blacks, Hispanics and Asians are more likely than whites to say being white helps people’s ability to get ahead at least a little. Among whites, those who are more educated, as well as those who identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, are particularly likely to see advantages to being white.

 

The nationally representative survey of 6,637 adults was conducted online Jan. 22-Feb. 5, 2019, in English and Spanish, using Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel.1 In addition to exploring the public’s views about the state of race relations and racial inequality in America, the survey also looks at personal experiences with racial and ethnic discrimination and the role race plays in people’s lives. Among the report’s key findings.

 

Most Americans say it’s now more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views; more than four-in-ten say it’s more acceptable

 

Most Americans (65%) – including majorities across racial and ethnic groups – say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views since Trump was elected president. A smaller but substantial share (45%) say this has become more acceptable.

 

Democrats and those who lean Democratic are more likely than Republicans and Republican leaners to say it has become more common and more acceptable for people to express racist and racially insensitive views since Trump was elected president. Among Democrats, 84% say this is now more common and 64% say it’s more acceptable; fewer than half of Republicans say it has become more common (42%) and just 22% say it has become more acceptable for people to express these types of views.

 

Views of Trump’s handling of race relations are far more negative than views of how Obama handled the issue

 

A majority of Americans (56%) say Trump has made race relations worse; just 15% say he has made progress toward improving race relations, while 13% say he has tried but failed to make progress and 14% say he hasn’t addressed this issue. In contrast, 37% say Barack Obama made progress on race relations when he was president, and 27% say he tried but failed.2 A quarter of Americans say Obama made race relations worse. These retrospective views of Obama’s handling of race relations are nearly identical to views expressed during Obama’s last year in office.

 

Not surprisingly, assessments of Trump’s and Obama’s handling of race relations differ considerably along partisan lines. Democrats overwhelmingly say Trump has made race relations worse (84%), including large shares of black (79%) and white (86%) Democrats. Views are more divided among Republicans. About a third of Republicans (34%) say Trump has improved race relations and 25% say he has tried but failed to make progress; 19% of Republicans say he hasn’t addressed the issue, while 20% say he has made race relations worse.

 

When it comes to views of Obama’s handling of race relations, 55% of Democrats say he improved race relations during his presidency; just 8% say he made things worse. In contrast, 51% of Republicans say Obama made race relations worse, while 14% say he made progress toward improving it. As is the case with views of Trump’s handling of race relations, white and black Democrats offer somewhat similar assessments of how Obama handled this issue when he was president.

 

Republicans and Democrats have vastly different views on race (continued at)

 

Pew Research Center - Race in trumps America 


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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   The far right need to try and make a cogent argument, thus far they are failing to comprehend or interpret the news.  Bloomberg is not being sued and he is not personally bailing out anyone.   GROW UP!

 

    

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There are good reasons which explain why Trump is the head of an ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY. They are a party which thrives on bigotry. They have issues with people of color and immigrants. They also believe white people are entitled to certain privileges and that's the primary reason they love Donald Trump. They perceive him as the ultimate defender of white America.

 

There are white nationalists and Nazis who support Trump wholeheartedly. But there are also many Trump supporters who do not believe they are racist, but they are. They just don't understand the level of racism in their world and the systematic racism in America. That's why they do not care about the never ending murders of black men, women, and children by the police. 

 

In addition, you never see Trump Cult members complaining about immigrants coming from Canada because they are primarily white people.

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or Norway, right???!! LOL!
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Of course it is...why else would the BLM movement be belittled...why is there no effort to enact voter’s rights, and discontinue voter suppression...why would people of color be denied entry in the US, and trump wants to kick out those who are already here...why would the president accept support from nazis and the kkk?

And funny thing, looked closely at the trump crowds at his rallies...whole lot of white going on there!

...but they are not racists!!

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Bloomberg is definitely not a racist since he's paying millions to felons who owe restitution ($) to the state of Florida before they can vote.  If you can't get around the law, pay for Democrat votes!  Bloomberg might just find he's broken the law himself.

 

Say no to Joe and BLM cult!

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hey I would argue that "getting around the law" is a hell of a lot better than breaking the law as Trump does so often. Ooops!!!
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Whoever makes or offers to make an expenditure to any person, either to vote or withhold his vote, or to vote for or against any candidate; and

Whoever solicits, accepts, or receives any such expenditure in consideration of his vote or the withholding of his vote—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years

 

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/597

 

 

Say no to Joe and BLM cult!

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Centrist, there is no doubt the U.S. is still a racist country. However, the nature of racism has changed, it's more subtle, but it's still systematic. In the ALL WHITE WORLD of Trump Cult members, they thrive on bigotry while repeatedly denying they are racists. Yet, they do not understand the nuances of systematic racism.

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Broad support for workplace diversity, but most say applicants’ race and ethnicity should not be a factor in hiring and promotions

 

Most value workplace diversity, but few want employers to consider race or ethnicity in hiring and promotion decisions

 

Three-quarters of Americans say it is very (49%) or somewhat (26%) important for companies and organizations to promote racial and ethnic diversity in their workplace. Blacks are particularly likely to say this is very important: 67% say this, compared with 52% of Hispanics and 43% of whites. And as is the case in views about the impact diversity has on the country overall, Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to say it’s very important for employers to promote racial and ethnic diversity in their workplace (64% of Democrats vs. 29% of Republicans). These partisan differences remain when looking only at those who are white.

While most Americans say it’s at least somewhat important for companies and organizations to promote racial and ethnic diversity, only about one-in-four (24%) say that, in addition to their qualifications, a person’s race and ethnicity should be considered in decisions about hiring and promotions in order to increase diversity. A majority (74%) says employers should only take a person’s qualifications into account when making these decisions, even if it results in less diversity in the workplace.

The view that employers should only take a person’s qualifications into account is widespread among whites (78%) and Hispanics (69%); about half of blacks (54%) share this view.

Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to say a person’s race and ethnicity shouldn’t be a part of hiring and promotion decisions. Even so, majorities of both groups (90% vs. 62%) hold this view. Again, this partisan difference is nearly unchanged among whites.

 

https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2019/05/08/americans-see-advantages-and-challenges-in-countrys-growi...

 

And look how this has changed in a year, and keep this in mind:

 

In the U.S., Black Americans make up 13.4% of the population, according to the Census Bureau.

 

2019 U.S. Census Bureau Estimates

Self-identified racePercent of population
Non-Hispanic white63.4%
Hispanic and Latino (of any race)15.3%
Black or African American13.4%

NBC news sets goal of a workforce that is half minority

NEW YORK — NBC News leader Cesar Conde, in one of his first public acts in the job, has committed to building a workforce at the news organizations he supervises where at least half of the employees are minorities.

 

The staff is currently nearly 27% minority, including 8% each of Black, Latino and Asian workers. Conde set no deadline for achieving his “50 Percent Initiative.”

He also wants women to comprise half the employees at NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, and he’s already nearly there.

The plan, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, makes Conde a leader in the current movement to diversify the news business. That conversation has spread throughout the industry since George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.

Minority hiring will be one factor in how managers at the news organization are judged, along with finances and ratings at the shows they supervise, he said.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/nbc-news-sets-goal-of-a-workforce-that-is-half-mnority/2020/...

 

Target pledges to increase number of Black employees by 20% as companies are pressured to take action

As companies across the country face heightened scrutiny of their record on racial diversity, Target pledged Thursday to increase representation of Black employees across its workforce by 20% over the next three years.

The big-box retailer’s workforce of nearly 350,000 employees skews White, particularly among its top executives. About 75% of its leadership team is White and 8% are Black, based on 2019 data. That rises to nearly a quarter, however, when including all people of color like Latinos and Asians. Its overall workforce — which includes hourly store employees who stock shelves and check out customers — is more mixed, with 50% made up of White workers, 25% Latino and 15% Black, as the top three groups.

Walmart has a larger U.S. workforce than Target. About 21% of its employees across the country are Black and 16% are Latino, according to a midyear report that came out this week. About 12% of managers and 7% of its officers are Black.

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/10/target-pledges-to-increase-number-of-black-employees-by-20percent.ht....

 

Isn't this essentially reverse discrimination? Any hiring practice based solely upon race or religion is discrimination. And Target and WalMart (for example) appear to be racially mixed in line with the current population.

 

The new norm appears to be "hire minority workers" - as long as the minority you hire is black.

 

 

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@AzRancher wrote:

Isn't this essentially reverse discrimination? Any hiring practice based solely upon race or religion is discrimination. And Target and WalMart (for example) appear to be racially mixed in line with the current population.

 

The new norm appears to be "hire minority workers" - as long as the minority you hire is black.

 

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