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Majority of Americans are racist

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Re: Majority of Americans are racist

Postby Meade » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:55 pm

Thought so.
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Re: Majority of Americans are racist

Postby doppel » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:02 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Poll: Majority of Americans are racist

It's a stunning poll that the Associated Press released today on one of the most invisible news days of the week. More than half of all Americans have negative attitudes toward African Americans, it says.

Though it's within the margin of error of a similar poll in 2008, it confirms there is no such thing as post-racial America.


Released ten days before the election.


What is your point concerning this poll being released ten days before the election?

Another question: If "More than half of all Americans have negative attitudes toward African Americans" does this mean that approximately 20 million African Americans feel negatively about their own race?
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Re: Majority of Americans are racist

Postby Igor » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:17 pm

There are probably many shades of gray on a subject like this. I suspect that there are people that wholeheartedly support Obama that would feel nervous walking through a crowd of black teenagers late at night. Not sure how a survey would score something like that.
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Re: Majority of Americans are racist

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:32 am

doppel wrote:What is your point concerning this poll being released ten days before the election?

The poll might give some reasons why some people might not vote for the incumbent.
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Re: Majority of Americans are racist

Postby Meade » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:47 am

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Re: Majority of Americans are racist

Postby Stella_Guru » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:10 pm

doppel wrote: If "More than half of all Americans have negative attitudes toward African Americans" does this mean that approximately 20 million African Americans feel negatively about their own race?

It is amazing how people still fall for the symbolism crap. Something is rotten here and it is not just the right wing scarecrows fault.
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Re: Majority of Americans are racist

Postby david cohen » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:29 pm

It really doesn't matter if the majority of Americans are racist. What matters is that YOU are not racist.
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