October 07, 2010

Black-white relations poorer now than year ago

Via Rasmussen:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 36% of voters now say relations between blacks and whites are getting better. Thatís down from 62% in July of last year at the height of the controversy involving a black Harvard professor and a white policeman. That number had fallen only slightly to 55% in April of this year.

Twenty-seven percent (27%) now say black-white relations are getting worse, up 10 points from July 2009, while 33% think theyíre staying about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

African-Americans are much more pessimistic than whites. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of whites think black-white race relations are getting better, but just 13% of blacks agree.

Hmm. Now why would this be? The article offers a suggestion:

Confidence in the nationís course among African-Americans soared after Barack Obamaís election. But then several prominent Democrats, perhaps most notably former President Jimmy Carter, suggested that opposition to the presidentís health care plan was motivated in part by racism. Only 12% of all voters agreed in September of last year, but among blacks, 27% felt that way and 48% were undecided.

But of course! That's par for the course with Democrats. Can't win a debate on the merits, pull out the 'ol you-know-what card. The Obama campaign in 2008 perfected it, even using it against the first "black" president, Bill Clinton. Oh, and there's also the testimony that the Obama Justice Dept. refuses to prosecute voting rights cases if the plaintiff is white. Or that the Arizona immigration law is "racist." Etc. Etc. Etc.

Related: Oklahoma City students learn about "old, dead white men" using hip hop and rap. A sample:

One particularly controversial song entitled "Old Dead White Men," describes President James Monroe's presidential term by saying: "White men getting richer than Enron. They stepping on Indians, women and blacks. Era of Good Feeling doesn't come with the facts."

"Andrew Jackson thinks he's a tough guy. Killing more Indians than there are stars in the sky. Evil wars of Florida killing the Seminoles. Saying hello, putting Creek in the hell holes. Like Adolf Hitler he had the final solution. 'No, Indians, I don't want you to live here anymore."

Lovely, eh?

Semi-related: Black Judge Rejects Plea Deal for "White Boy."

Posted by Hube at October 7, 2010 07:28 PM | TrackBack

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Refusing to prosecute voting-rights cases when the plaintiff is white is a disgrace.

Posted by: trn at October 13, 2010 11:29 PM

"Andrew Jackson thinks he's a tough guy. Killing more Indians than there are stars in the sky. Evil wars of Florida killing the Seminoles. Saying hello, putting Creek in the hell holes. Like Adolf Hitler he had the final solution. 'No, Indians, I don't want you to live here anymore."

It is more or less historically accurate that Andrew Jackson said "No, Indians, I don't want you to live here anymore. " The Trail of Tears to Oklahoma occurred during his time in office, and with his approval. However, that was NOT a "final solution" of the Hitlerian variety, as nearly all of those on the Trail of Tears made it to Oklahoma. Half of my cousins are descended from those who took the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma.Were it a "final solution," they wouldn't have been around 150 years later.

Posted by: Gringo at October 15, 2010 06:11 PM