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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Majority of Americans are Racist

An AP poll posted on Slate this Weekend confirms what I wrote this week (Sad Lisa): 51% of Americans have anti-black prejudice, up 3 points from 48% in 2008.

I'm not pleased about it, but I observe it.  I've been called out by various readers for being "backwoods" or insulated for holding such unsatisfactory views, but I'm afraid it's mostly my coastal readers who have the pleasure of living in free-thinking enclaves who are the insulated ones:

Poll: Majority of Americans Are Racist

President Obama could lose an estimated two percentage points of the popular vote due to anti-black attitudes

In the four years since the United States elected the country’s first black president, a majority of Americans express outright prejudice toward blacks. Perhaps even more surprising though is that the numbers have slightly increased since 2008. A full 51 percent of Americans explicitly express anti-black prejudice, up from 48 percent in 2008, according to the Associated Press. When an implicit racial attitudes test is used the number increases to 56 percent, compared to 49 percent four years ago.
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