It takes a British newspaper, the Daily Mail, to publicize a study with tremendous political implications:
White Americans feel they are more discriminated against than blacks, a new study reveals.
Sociologists from Harvard and Tufts universities asked 209 white and 208 black men and women to rate 'racism' against both ethnic groups since the 1950s on a scale of one to 10.
The results showed that while both blacks and whites saw anti-black racism decreasing over the decades, whites saw race relations as a 'zero sum game' where they were losing out as blacks 'gained' the advantage.
The results, published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, showed that on average blacks saw anti-white bias rising slightly from 1.4 in the 1950s to 1.8 today.
Blacks also perceived that racism against themselves had steeply declined from 9.7 in the 1950s to 6.1 in the 90s.
White respondents, however, saw a very different picture.
For the 2000s, 11 per cent of whites gave anti-white bias the maximum 10 out of 10 rating, compared with only two per cent of whites who did so for anti-black bias.
Whites believed that discrimination against them had increased from an average of 1.8 in the 1950s to 4.7 in the 2000s.
In case anyone has forgotten, President Obama embraced the tenets of critical race theory, which seeks to replace notions of merit with quota-based decision-making. He has put Eric Holder as the top law enforcement officer of the USA, a many who will not prosecute blatant video-taped voter harrassment by Black Panthers. THis is and ought to be a political issue, even though the media are too cowardly or too far in the bag for Obama to publicize it. A majority of Americans believe in true racial equality, which means non-discrimination. The race card has been played so often it has lost its potency. It is time for true racial healing, not the phony bromides peddled by Obama on 2008.
...researchers Michael Norton and Samuel Sommers said that despite predictions that Barack Obama's election in 2008 would herald a 'post racial' America, this had not in fact occurred.
They concluded: 'A flurry of legal and cultural disputes over the past decade has revealed a new race-related controversy gaining traction: an emerging belief in anti-white prejudice.
Hat tip: Clarice Feldman