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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Thus also explaining far too many Kansas Citians' opinions


When I read comments in newspapers and especially on blogs (one local blog in particular, ahem), I am frequently stunned to read how some white people think they're oppressed by some racism because of, of all things, black people especially but minorities in general.  Today, on the interweb, I found out why:

Study Finds White Americans Believe They Experience More Racism Than African Americans

Pretty stunning stuff, however wrong:

There’s a saying that “the new racism is to deny that racism exists.” If that is the case, it may explain a study conducted by researchers from Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. Their findings claim that self-described white Americans believe they have “replaced blacks” as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America.

The authors say that their study highlights how the expectations of a “post-racial” society, predicted or imagined in the wake of Barack Obama’s presidency, has far from been achieved.
The study finds that while both Caucasian and African Americans agree that anti-black racism has decreased over the last 60 years, whites believe that anti-white racism has increased. 
And that's all pretty bizarre--and, of course, wrong, deeply wrong--but here's the really big kicker:
...the study finds that the majority of Caucasians believe that anti-white racism is a “bigger problem” than what African Americans face.
Right.  Got it.  Sure it is.  Whatever.  Whatever you say, honkie.
 ”It’s a pretty surprising finding when you think of the wide range of disparities that still exist in society, most of which show black Americans with worse outcomes than whites in areas such as income, home ownership, health and employment.”  --Tufts Associate Professor of Psychology Samuel Sommers, PhD
Yes, it's "pretty surprising", all right.
Freaking wow.
"Pity party on aisle five!"
If people who are losing their jobs or getting their pay cut or whatever, would realize who's doing that to them---the boss or the corporations, you know, the wealthy people---maybe they'd realize who the real problem is.
But no.  Just like with our current president.
Blame the black guy.
Links:   

Whites See Racism as a Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Los


Whites Believe They Are Victims of Racism More Often Than Blacks



4 comments:

Byron Funkhouser said...

You nailed it, Kevin. Pathetic.

They seem to regard any anti-poverty measure as a government handout to the blacks. The new racism is pretending the attempts of black people to empower themselves is racist.

Until, I started reading the local blog in question, I had no idea how widespread this stupidity was.

I was/still am truly shocked.

Mo Rage said...

Thanks, Byron. My goal here isn't to stick a finger in anyone's eye, so to speak, but to get some information out.

Anonymous said...

Its not that white people don't care we are just tired of hearing about the blatant racism that we don't see. We are just trying to work and pay the bills like minorities are doing. Why is it that when social programs are looked at (whether they are working or failing) and need to be cut if they are failing it is racist? Are minorities really better off with welfare? No, big government has taken the place of the family and religion and has reduced the Black Male to nothing but a sperm donor. Poverty rate is the same as when the War on Poverty was started. I work in the inner city a lot. There are a lot of wonderful people there, caring and trusting and good neighbors. What do we do with those who do not get with the community and bring everybody down. The community also has to stop defending the rats.

Mo Rage said...

First, you're a coward for not signing even some fake nom de plume.

Second, you either didn't read my post, fully or just dismissed the history and facts here. I didn't write about welfare, to start and the facts are we spend an increasingly small amount, nationally, on welfare and the amount individuals and families have been receiving over the years has been shrinking.

Third, the real points are how we discriminate against minorities in general but blacks, specifically in this country. We hound, arrest and incarcerate far more blacks in this country and always have, at least since the end of the Civil War. Go watch PBS' "Slavery by Another Name" or, better yet, read the book.

If we merely spent more on educating our youth in general but minorities in specific, than we do on jails and prisons, we'd get far wiser, more intelligent, more equitable, more fair and humane and even "Christian"results. But no, we don't do that.

Then, when young black people come looking for work, we either don't hire them or hire them and lock them into minimum wage jobs.

And then we blame them for not working harder and "pulling themselves up."

Nothing like blaming the victim, eh, Anonymous?