Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not. Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks. Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes,
Comments: From an online poll, because poll takers are more likely to share unpopular attitudes when they are filling out a survey using a computer rather than speaking with an interviewer.
Oh, and 55% of democrats were biased against blacks..
Please post source & byline properly & article to word limit. LCom Staff.
Prejudice can stem from a lifetime of bad experiences with a particular group. Liberals hide in their all-white People's Republics and crow about how tolerant they are. When a large part of a group wants my stuff either by stealing or wealth redistribution I don't like them.
Reality is: with such a thin resume as Obama had as a Presidential candidate, he would never have been elected if he were not black.
There was enough "white guilt" out there to feel that it "was time" to let a black person be President. A striking remark from the film 2016 was the white fellow who stated that he voted for Obama so he could tell his grandchildren that he voted for the first black president.
The great social/political experiment can now be labeled MASSIVE FAIL. Vote Patriot, not pigment.
to make such a remark makes the writer a racist. Who with any intelligence draws such a conclusion? My friends are not so shallow to even give this a thought let alone write and publish such notorious proposal.
Since it is the media who hung the black tag on obama and keep shoving the horrid michelle down our throats, I'd have to say I am not impressed. One might ask, is this the best they can do? Luckily, we do have intelligent and competent blacks to look up to, but they are not democrats. Funny how that works.
They are formulating the "just in case he loses" narrative now so they can get behind any unrest which they are helpingly stirring. Care to know who the enemies of liberty are? Start with the fourth estate and, from there, continue to peel back the onion.
Notice they failed to mention any of the questions that would ferret out "racist" attitudes. Nor did they say what makes someone an "expert" on race. My guess is that what they really found was that attitudes of Democrats are "enlightened" (in their worldview) while the attitudes of Republicans were "racist" (in their worldview). Meaning it had little to do about race and a whole lot to do about governing principles.
Agree 100% with #8. A white guy with the same thin CV and shady radical past as oblamer would have polled single digits in early primaries and then would have disappeared. Race aside, oblamer was/is totally unqualified for the job.
I disagree, #13. This is a more subtle campaign contribution from NBC than the other article about the KKK. So I am prejudiced, even though I don't realize it? Sweet, hey? Was the Reverend Jackson prejudiced against blacks, when back around 1992, he said that if he was walking in his D.C. neighborhood at night, and heard footsteps behind him, he was relieved if the footsteps came from a white person??
yes. my prejudice is getting worse, not better. it could be because of the worsening prejudice and actions on the part of and by blacks, hispanics and muslims toward whites and this great country. i have no more white guilt.
No white person with Obama's resume would even come close to winning a Presidential election. So AP is trying, in their typical liberal way, to draw the conclusion that if he won in 2008 because he is black he must be losing in 2012 for the same reason. What other reason could there possibly be?.
The useless lib media trying to work that 'white-guilt' angle to get the same nitwits to vote for this under-qualified community organizer again. The fact that he is destroying this country isn't enough of a reason to vote for the white guy. Right, media?
I have spent my entire life under the premise and promise that, unlike the generation before me, I would not harbor ill feelings about a person simply because of the color of his skin. I guess I've failed because there's this one mulatto who can engender very dark emotions in me whenever I see his face or hear his voice.
According to our media bosses, it's probably time for me to be getting my mind right.
Idiots. Illogical idiots. The guy got elected by a good margin, didn't he? We just don't like a guy that misrepresents himself and then governs AT us and OVER us with impunity with agenda driven bad and ineffective policies, whether he's Black, White, Green or Avatar Blue. The corrupt news media like Ass Press and National Bammie Casting Co. just don't get it, or more likely, don't want to get it, and are reaching at straws.
This is pathetic. Just face it, Obama's destructive to America. He's not trusted because he's hid his records, hob-knobbed with terrorists, bowed to our enemies, let four Americans die in Benghazi, ruined our economy, is selling us out to our enemies, but were racist against blacks and that's why he might lose the election.
I'm just so tired of being told I'm a racist "whether [I] recognize those feelings or not" by Hollywood, media elites, etc... wanting to make race an issue. To a man - or woman, because I wouldn't want to also be accused of being sexist! - my friends and family of all colors and ethnicities would wonder who exactly among us is really racist anymore...
How many articles like this have we seen in the last week? The media must think that zippy is going to lose because they're trying very hard to promote the idea that his impending loss is due to racism.
If our cities burn and numerous citizens are killed as a result, the media should be held accountable and the likes of Chris Matthews should be jailed for inciting violence.
This is extremely low-standard reporting for a news agency. Report the issues, not DNC rhetoric. Americans aren't disappointed that we elected a black man as president. America is disappointed that we elected the wrong black man as president. The white guilt card worked once. It will only work a second time on the weak minded.
Worst article I think I have ever read. No explanation for the statistics.
So how did Tim Scott, a black man in a conservative white South Carolina congressional district, get elected? One would think this would have been impossible.
And as other posters have stated, the only reason Obama is president is because he is black. Had he been white and tried to run for president with his ZERO credential, the Democrats would have laughed him out of town.
The last I noticed, the number of mixed race folks are increasing dramatically. Since Obama is caucasian on his mother's side, he is at best only half black. Yet HE is definitely promoting racial divide, as well as division among economic class, gender, etc. Furthermore, if anyone cares to check his voting record overall, you will note that he is clearly now stating the opposite position that he has voted for in the past, or had voted "present". Check the facts, not the MSM propaganda.
The left incessantly looking under every rock to find racism, the fact that 95+% of blacks voted and will vote for the preezy based on skin color with no regard to what he's doing to our once-great nation, the Obamaphone woman shouting in our faces......it's only natural to have some pushback.
You can make a poll say anything. This is just part of their plan to scream “racism” to high heavens when Obama loses. Blaming people for having unkind thoughts even if they DON'T act on them is the height of liberal control-freak behavior.
Anyway, here’s my poll (to White people): 1st question: You’re by yourself and approached by a group of young Blacks. Are you afraid? 90 percent said yes. The other 10 percent were self-righteous liberal liars. 2nd question: Have you ever in your life done anything to deliberately harm a Black person? 90 percent said no. The other 10 percent aren’t prejudiced; they just like jacking over everyone.
Institutional racism has for all practical purposes been chased out of public life. Anymore push in that direction will trigger reverse racism and start costing us the rule of law. What we do have is residuals of social racism. The kind that makes a white matron clutch her purse more tightly when a black man (even a well dressed one) gets on the elevator. The only answer to that is to focus our education system, culture and political leadership toward bringing the black community and their lifestyles closer to the American mainstream. The main reason for anti black racism is their non-mainstream lifestyle. Frankly, it is no longer the color of their skin. We have to accept and learn to face this fact.
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O.S. Banker, 10/27/2012 10:27:19 AM (No. 8966754)
I was recently in Atlanta, well actually Norcross, Georgia. On a Saturday evening my wife and I went out to dinner to an nice restaurant. I would estimate that the crowd was 65:35 black vs white. I felt no animosity from any of the other diners. I talked to some of the patrons while waiting for our table as we listened to a nice jazz trio. I asked about a restaurant in downtown Atlanta that we were thinking about going to on Sunday, and was advised that it was on the edge of a sketchy neighborhood. One gentleman specifically said that he would not feel at ease until he got back on the freeway.
Bottom line is that it is class and character that set off the early warning mechanism not skin color. If you show me a picture of a 24 year old black man weaing baggy jeans, tank top accented with gold chains and assorted tattoos while wearing Timberland boots, my reaction is probably going to be adverse. Show me a picture of a 24 year old black man wearing a Brooks Brothers Suit, Oxford shirt, nice tie and Johnson & Murphy wingtips, I am going to inquire where he gets his clothes. If I meet him in person I would be happy engage in conversation to learn who he is and what he does. I may even want to introduce him to my 22 year old daughter.
Before giving any credenc to this article, one must know what questions were being asked. "Prejdice" means, literally, to pre-judge someone. But, if the interviewees were asked questions like, "Are blacks more likely to commit crimes?" then "prejudice" is not being measured. To answer "yes" would be simply to recognize a fact. It is not "prejudging" anyone. If we have to pretend that certain facts do not exist in order not to be labeled "prejudiced," then we are living in bizarro world.
Thats' why the majority of Americdans elected this base line "Black" man to the highest office in the land? So, FTA, in four years, we have reversed our enlightenment and are now just a pack of white supremacists KKK members. It's the ultimate insult to American voters.
This is by design. Obama told us his "typical white woman" grandmother was a racist -- the woman who loved and cared for her grandson after being abandoned by his abusive black father and crazy white mother -- and instantly all white people are racists. The pasty-white-lackeys in the media ran with the message and called all Obama critics, racists (even the black critics) and all words used to criticize Obama are racist "code" words. DOJ Holder refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers for white voter intimidation and for threats to "kill white crackers" and "kill white cracker babies" and overnight black-on-white crime exploded. The new Obama normal...everything and everyone NOT pro-Obama is racist; and crime reported as black on white crime is racist stereotyping of blacks...voila, the "majority" are racist.
I am not surprise after almost 4 years of a Black "representative" as the leader of our nation. He has done more than anyone could have done to create prejudice against the blacks. Too bad since at least in my own personal relations I never had encounter any Black person that was not worthy of my respect and friendship. Obama and set a precedent that it will be very hard to erase in many people (Black or any other color) mind.
They are setting up the narrative in case Obama loses.
But it's probably true at this point. With the behavior of the president and his black friends. With the behavior of some in the black community that's basically condoned by the Obama administration. He's set race relations back decades.
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