Things That Make You Go Hmmm–Or Not: New Study Claims Black People More Racist Than Whites And Hispanics…?

July 5, 2013  |  

So in a new Rasmussen study, Americans were asked who they perceived to be more racist and apparently, black people took the cake. Honestly, I call bull.

According to the study, 37 percent of Americans feel that blacks are more racist, while only 15 percent believed whites were more racist. This same study also claimed to gather that 30 percent of people believe that race relations are getting better in America while 30 percent believe they are getting decidedly worse.

I’m not really sure what the poll was trying to prove as it is obvious that there is something quite off in the findings and how they came to them. Perhaps they asked these questions in the Bible Belt? Perhaps the number of whites to blacks was significantly off? Or maybe folks are seeing something that we just haven’t realized?

Oh wait… here’s an interesting stat:

“From an ideological point of view, almost 50 percent of conservative Americans think that blacks are racist as opposed to only 12 percent of white people.”

This is probably one of the most ridiculous and unnecessary polls I have ever seen. Ridiculous because due to the increasing visibility of racial profiling due to social networks and outspoken pundits, we see that disrespectful treatment and crimes against blacks because of their race and appearance are still happening throughout the country by police and everyday people (stop-and-frisk anyone?). We also see that we are clearly NOT living in a post-racial society no matter how you slice it or skew the numbers. Whatever the numbers say in this poll – the news tells a totally different story. Amadou Diallo. Oscar Grant. Sean Bell. Travyon Martin. To name just a few.

At the end of the day, I’m just wondering what this poll sought to accomplish? I’m also wondering who would take such amazingly off stats as the gospel truth about our nation’s race relations?

Do you think that blacks can be more racist than whites? Is it possible? Some argue that minorities can’t even be racist. How does this survey represent your own life? Or does it at all?

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