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Gallup: U.S. Black-White relations at a "new low"

Race relations at the lowest point in 20 years, dropping from 70% positive in 2013 to 42% in 2021

-Currently, 42% of Americans say relations between the two groups are "very" or "somewhat" good, while 57% say they are "somewhat" or "very" bad.

-As recently as 2001, 70% of U.S. adults rated Black-White relations positively.

-As the nation continues to grapple with racial equity, Americans rate the state of Black-White relations more negatively now than at any time in over two decades.

-However, just one-third of Black Americans now view race relations positively, and the optimism and hope for a solution to racial discord that existed last year have since dissipated.

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by Anonymousreply 54Last Thursday at 3:27 PM


by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 3:47 PM

It's really interesting to see it was 70% positive only 8 years ago. Have things got so much worse for people in only 8 years?

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 3:49 PM

You lost me at “equity”, OP. Equality under the law is a moral imperative - “equity” of outcome is a Marxist lie.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 3:50 PM

Racism is the cancer that will kill Murica.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 3:50 PM

Agreed, r3, but I was just pasting quotes from what Gallup wrote.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 3:51 PM

Racism is a Marxist unicorn - the fact that standards of racism aren’t equally applied proves that another agenda is at work.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 3:52 PM

[R3] Thanks for clarifying. Racial harmony would kill many agendas - none of them good for our great country.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 3:54 PM


just treat people like you want to be treated

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 3:55 PM


by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 3:57 PM

Who knew using terms like white privilege, forcing "equality" everywhere and rioting under the banner of BLM would cause the worsening of relations.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 3:57 PM

Please stop with the 2 groups bullshit too. European Americans make up 60 or 62 percent of the population with blacks at just 13% while Asians and Hispanics are collectively now a greater “minority” (by choice) than blacks. Asians and Hispanics overwhelmingly prefer whites to blacks - which explains the hysteria and panic in the black community for “reparations” and other evil schemes. Once white liberals stop indulging blacks in their paranoid fantasies there will be a reset.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 4:02 PM

BLM and CRT have revealed just how serious the racism problem is this country is. And it’s mostly one-sided and pathetic. If America was so bad to black people wouldn’t there be a counter-diaspora to Africa?

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 4:06 PM

Good question, r12. It seems the obvious move, but is never mentioned.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 4:08 PM

Perhaps it would be better for everyone if the low IQ blacks who have corrupted our institutions could operate in Africa as high IQ people among their own.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 4:20 PM

It's time for Muriel to clean house again

by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 4:22 PM

Where’s Mamie Eisenhower when you need her?

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 4:23 PM

Once the IQ differential goes mainstream then the BLM narrative collapses as it should. Resentment mixed with dependency is not going to win over the long term.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 4:37 PM

The BLM narrative should collapse, because it's built on so many falsehoods, but it hasn't and it won't, because it is very useful to the people in power.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Wednesday at 5:32 PM

Maybe if the media spent less time focusing on systemic racism, people would get a break from thinking about it 24/7. The overkill doesn’t actually improve race relations in any meaningful way. Plus Hispanics and Asian must be getting pissed about being ignored.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Wednesday at 5:39 PM

While there are still racist individuals and racist social constructs in the US, I still think the recent decline of race relations has more to do with the increasing gap between the classes. Last summer it was obvious that people were pissed about more than just race relations, which were actually improving years before. People are tired of being left behind and ignored. Its the same thing with women, they are now putting their foot down about men taking advantage of them, even if it happened decades ago.

But most people cannot see beyond the BLM organization to realize it is just a component of a larger movement. The elite will use it to divide and conquer. We already have people in this thread criticizing BLM when they themselves are LGBT and part of a marginalized group of people. This is how just how the elite want it. Yes r19 why not throw Hispanics and Asians in the mix? More minorities fighting against each other, meanwhile the wealthy can execute their plans of total takeover.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Wednesday at 5:45 PM

[quote] The overkill doesn’t actually improve race relations in any meaningful way.

It's not meant to improve race relations, r19. It's meant to destroy them completely, for all the benefits that brings for the powerful. Distraction from their own activities via constant infighting, a permanent "out" for any politician or billionaire who gets in trouble (just take the knee and all is forgivenl!)

Not to mention that there is an expanding class of people who benefits and profits from it, from the Ibram X. Kendi $25,000 per hour speaking fee types at the top, to the people who now can kill, maim, steal, you name it, and often be let off far more easily by the justice system, and rarely covered by the media, because they can claim racism unless they are treated with kid gloves.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Wednesday at 5:48 PM

The attack on STEM education is also horrifying to immigrants who wish that their very bright children might get a good enough public education to prepare them for STEM jobs, which many of them excel at.

BLM wants to destroy the very foundation of mathematics - they literally argue that 1+1=2 is a white supremacist social construction.

I draw the line at such mindlessness.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Wednesday at 6:32 PM

"Racism is a Marxist unicorn - the fact that standards of racism aren’t equally applied proves that another agenda is at work."

Pretending racism doesn't exist (while being racist) is Republicanism at work. Remember that guy waving the Confederate flag at the Capitol? Republicans love the Confederacy

" to the people who now can kill, maim, steal, you name it, and often be let off far more easily"

You mean white people? Because studies show black people are punished more harshly when they commit the same crime as a white person

by Anonymousreply 23Last Wednesday at 6:37 PM

"The BLM narrative should collapse, because it's built on so many falsehoods, but it hasn't and it won't, because it is very useful to the people in power."

The Republican narrative should collapse, because it's built on so many falsehoods

by Anonymousreply 24Last Wednesday at 6:38 PM

I’ve seen this movie before and fewer prosecution for low levels offense will lead to more serious crime. Crimes in the cities will push out the middle class and lead to lots of future financial issues. Trying to level the playing field in education will fail just as it’s failed for the past 50 years. However, it will also push the middle class out of the cities. The only answer is to focus on economic inequality and move away from the racial equity stuff.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Wednesday at 6:46 PM

"I’ve seen this movie before and fewer prosecution for low levels offense will lead to more serious crime."

Actually, that's been proven wrong. And it leads to prison overcrowding which leads to serious criminals being let out of jail to make room for people guilty of minor offenses

"The only answer is to focus on economic inequality and move away from the racial equity stuff."

As if economic equality isn't tied to racial equity. And you conservatives are the ones making it harder for poor people of all races but giving tax cuts to billionaires and big business while being opposed to raising the minimum wage

by Anonymousreply 26Last Wednesday at 6:50 PM

The BLM movement is turning people off and hurting race relations more than anything else. Besides, the USA really needs to start paying attention to ALL minorities instead of going completely overboard on one of them. It's a very toxic and unhealthy situation.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Wednesday at 6:51 PM

Oprah says she as a black billionaire is less privileged than the poorest white people in America.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Wednesday at 6:58 PM

Economic inequality means giving people a living wage. If you’re going to focus on racial equity, for example United planning to hire blacks and women in large numbers for future pilot jobs, you will fail. Ditto for increasing black representation in STEM to equal white/Asian representation. Good luck!

by Anonymousreply 29Last Wednesday at 6:58 PM

Isn’t the media telling us constantly that race relations are the worse they’ve been in years? So why is it a surprise that most people believe that if it’s all they’re told in media.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Wednesday at 7:00 PM

The argument for reparations and racial equity is so stupid only an Academic would buy into it.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Wednesday at 7:12 PM

Can someone explain exactly what is meant by the word "equity"?

It seem to be suddenly being used in place of the word "equality", as it has here by Gallup.

What's the difference between the two? Why is "equality" no longer a good word/thing?

by Anonymousreply 32Last Wednesday at 8:07 PM

Basically “equality” is treating everyone the same.

“Equity” means everyone gets equal Outcomes. And since Blacks are so far behind on various levels (education, income etc) you have to give them MORE to get them outcomes that are “equatable”.

It’s then used to say things like “let’s let blacks into special schools even if their grades and test scores are lower” so their “outcome” ie acceptance rate is the same as whites.

Basically it’s a way to justify giving them special treatment.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Wednesday at 8:22 PM

There are tons of problems in the black community that only blacks themselves can fix. They have to stop blaming everybody else for their own internal problems that infest their culture.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Wednesday at 8:22 PM

Thanks, r33

by Anonymousreply 35Last Wednesday at 8:26 PM

R3 lives for these threads. Luckily, he's blocked for me.

OP, why would your race-baiting self be surprised that people with more melanin in their skin are somewhat sick of your historical privilege?

by Anonymousreply 36Last Wednesday at 8:45 PM

R33 is R3 and couldn't find equity in the dictionary. Nice job cutting and pasting 4chan talking points, though.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Wednesday at 8:49 PM

I’m R33 and I’m. It R3. And prove what I wrote is incorrect moron.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Wednesday at 8:50 PM

^^^. I’m NOT R3

by Anonymousreply 39Last Wednesday at 8:51 PM

The good news is that there are so many commercials featuring interracial couples now. So much progress.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Wednesday at 8:58 PM

Don’t worry, guys! My new book - available at Amazon and everywhere - will soon solve any race problem, just as my last book, bestseller White Fragility, did! Did I mention I have a new book out?

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by Anonymousreply 41Last Wednesday at 8:59 PM

Robin DiAngelo has to make money to pay for the crazy property taxes and upkeep in the exclusive, overwhelmingly white Seattle neighborhood where she resides.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Wednesday at 9:06 PM

In 2001, I never thought about race. Now it's all I think about. I don't feel safe around people of color. I wouldn't want to work with or engage socially with POC who I didn't thoroughly know. It's too dangerous. Everything is so one sided that blacks can do whatever they want and get away with it. Even questioning blatant lies can lead to cancellation. That is a privilege white people have never had.

I hope we do come together. It doesn't feel good in the US right now.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Wednesday at 11:03 PM

R2 you can't be serious! I'm Australian and even I can see how deeply race relations have deteriorated in the US especially in the last couple of years during the Dump Presidency.


by Anonymousreply 44Last Wednesday at 11:12 PM

It would be nice if blacks revolted and killed all whites.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Thursday at 12:00 AM

[quote] It would be nice if blacks revolted and killed all whites.

Then the whites would have to innocently defend themselves against the black attacks. Blacks have shit on the police, military, hell, even whites who actually try to help are painted as "white saviors". I know which team my money is on. All you need is a foot locker. a best buy, and a protest as a lure and the rest should be pretty easy.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Thursday at 12:06 AM

Cardi B recently said that white twinks are to blame for pitting POC music artists against each other on Twitter.

So, race relations are, in fact, at an all time low. Obviously.

However, Cardi, however wise she may be, is wrong. Since most of us here were once white twinks, we can talk on this very important subject with quick precision: Us fags don't pit POC music artists against each other. We just pit everyone against Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Thursday at 12:41 AM

Yeah well, meanwhile "low income", blacks and their supporters (largely white socialist limousine liberal democrats) combined votes put Eric Adams over as next mayor of NYC. Pretty much same for Buffalo and Rochester. Oh and NYC will be getting first black Manhattan attorney general in history.

Relations may not be what many would want between whites and blacks, but clearly the latter is gaining turf. Well at least in cities like Chicago, NYC, Boston, SF, LA, and other areas including (surprisingly) places like Minnesota.

Here in NYC blacks make up > 20% of total population (maybe low as 13%), but again that hasn't stopped them from gaining power. At state level the only white person in charge is King Cuomo, and he likely will be gone after 2022 elections are over. Leaders of state assembly, senate and attorney general are all POC. Oh and they've managed to get out of King Cuomo all sorts of things ranging from bail reform to legalization of pot. The latter included a wholesale catering to "communities of "color" with many things such as big blanket amnesty for pot convictions.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Thursday at 1:20 AM

I don't understand why Asians and Hispnics don't demand more. There are more Hispanics than African Americans in the US, yet you wouldn't know by looking at tv. Tv shows are overflowing with black characters, yet very few hispanic characters. How is this fair? Same with holding office. Black people like to play the victim and say they don't get the same opportunities as whites, yet as R48 states there are many blacks in power in the US. I bet you will not find the same number for Hispanics, even though they make up a larger number.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Thursday at 1:27 AM

Actually, there are more white people who despise racists and structural violence policies.

We are UNITED.

Black Lives Matter!

by Anonymousreply 50Last Thursday at 1:29 AM


We've been through this many, many times.

*Hispanics* as a demographic group means nothing, same as "gays".

Each of above two groups contain a vast demographic made up of persons from a bewildering array of social, economic and racial backgrounds. Many "white" Hispanics such as those of Cuban, Argentine, Brazilian, and other groups consider themselves just that, *white*. They have nothing in common with Mexicans, blacks, and other (what they consider) minorties. More so the higher up socio-economic ladder they sit. Even poverty genteel Cubans believe they have it over poorer and darker skinned people.

Starting from there "Hispanics" are quite well represented in media, government, and elsewhere.

Looking at these images of Latino/Hispanic actors majority can and have passed for simply "white/European".

If Desi Arnaz had been a black Cuban he never would have gotten near Lucille Ball much less became the famous actor/producer and other force in Hollywood. As it was Ms. Ball had to work rather hard to put her husband over with those who didn't appreciate their "mixed marriage" on television or elsewhere.

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by Anonymousreply 51Last Thursday at 1:55 AM

Blacks demand to be at the center of Latino representation as well.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Thursday at 3:46 AM

Don't worry about a thing. The earth is rapidly heating and there's no way we pasty whites are going to survive. Nature will correct racial, colonial inequality. The universe always finds a balance.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Thursday at 4:13 AM

It's intersting, has the Census from last year reported any #s yet? Has the 13% black # gone up or down? If it still holds, we should only see about 1 black person per 10 if we were truly being representative in movies and tv shows.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Thursday at 3:27 PM
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