Surprise, not! Racial Views: Poll Shows Majority Harbor Prejudice Against Blacks

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Racial Views: Poll Shows Majority Harbor Prejudice Against Blacks DUH! But according to many here, it's all in my imagination and the imagination of people of color, in general. Where is documentation to the contrary? Folks offer up opinions as facts, when they are not.
WASHINGTON -- 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.......Experts on race said they were not surprised by the findings.
"We have this false idea that there is uniformity in progress and that things change in one big step. That is not the way history has worked," said Jelani Cobb, professor of history and director of the Institute for African-American Studies at the University of Connecticut. "When we've seen progress, we've also seen backlash."

Obama himself has tread cautiously on the subject of race, but many African-Americans have talked openly about perceived antagonism toward them since Obama took office. As evidence, they point to events involving police brutality or cite bumper stickers, cartoons and protest posters that mock the president as a lion or a monkey, or lynch him in effigy.
Big surprise, right?
 
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Racial Views: Poll Shows Majority Harbor Prejudice Against Blacks DUH! But according to many here, it's all in my imagination and the imagination of people of color, in general. Where is documentation to the contrary? Folks offer up opinions as facts, when they are not. Big surprise, right?[/QUOTE]

Of course not. It's hindsight but, we've seen this evolve as a campaign strategy for Repbulicans over the last 4 years. Obama's 1st term arguably has been racially divisive, because Republicans have deliberately made it so. They know they have a lock on the dullards and bigots and they obviously know how to exploit it.
 
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Yeah!! Its todays newest race baiting thread.
During the 2008 election you were one of the worst for trying to argue against Obama with the "he's not like us" meme, see his middle name is "Hussein" , you know same as Saddam Hussein. He's not like us, he's certainly not white but he's not all back. He was in Indonesia. He attended a madrassa. He's not like us. I called you out on this then.
 

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I find it interesting that 'the majority' express anti-black and anti-hispanic attitudes, but that majority is slight. It's interesting because both blacks and hispanics are part of the population being polled. To what extent do blacks express anti-black prejudice (a la the "Clark" tests)? To what extent do blacks exhibit anti-hispanic attitudes, and to what extent are hispanics anti-black? Driving a wedge between these two groups was at one time a prime GOP strategy. It would be very clever to win power by playing 'let's you and him fight' with both groups.
 
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