Black People: The Country’s Biggest Racists? (Really?)

Black People: The Country’s Biggest Racists? (Really?)

A new poll suggests that 37% of Americans consider Blacks to be racist

by The Root, July 5, 2013

Black People: The Country’s Biggest Racists? (Really?)

Two women rallying outside of the U.S. Supreme Court

A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows that Americans consider Blacks more likely to be racist than whites and Hispanics in this country. Really? Mind you, these results come on the heels of the Supreme Court decision that struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act, which essentially was put into place in the 1960s to stop White folks from blocking Blacks from exercising their right to vote in places with a clear record of discrimination.

Here are the recent poll results: Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American adults think most Black Americans are racist, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% consider most White Americans racist, while 18% say the same of most Hispanic Americans. 

There is a huge ideological difference on this topic. Among conservative Americans, 49% consider most Blacks racist, and only 12% see most Whites that way. Among liberal voters, 27% see most White Americans as racist, and 21% say the same about Black Americans.

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