So now less government = racist

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  1. Tiggs

    Tiggs Well-Known Member

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    This article has headlines that says Millenniums are more racist than they know. The only thing the poll finds is that millenniums say that role of government should be less in daily life. So now that is equated with being racist. The bright thing is that millenium feel that governmnet should be less involved.
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/millenials-race-115909.html#.VQCNsPnF-Sq


    Millennials are more racist than they think are
    News about race in America these days is almost universally negative. Longstanding wealth, income and employment gaps between whites and people of color are increasing, and tensions between police and minority communities around the country are on the rise. But many claim there’s a glimmer of hope: The next generation of Americans, they say, is “post-racial”—more tolerant, and therefore more capable of easing these race-based inequities. Unfortunately, closer examination of the data suggests that millennials aren’t racially tolerant, they’re racially apathetic: They simply ignore structural racism rather than try to fix it.

    In 2010, a Pew Research report trumpeted that “the younger generation is more racially tolerant than their elders.” In the Chicago Tribune, Ted Gregory seized on this to declare millennials “the most tolerant generation in history.” These types of arguments typically cling to the fact that young people are more likely than their elders to favor interracial marriage. But while millennials are indeed less likely than baby boomers to say that more people of different races marrying each other is a change for the worse (6 percent compared to 14 percent), their opinions on that score are basically no different than those of the generation immediately before them, the Gen Xers, who come in at 5 percent. On interracial dating, the trend is similar, with 92 percent of Gen Xers saying it’s “all right for blacks and whites to date each other,” compared to 93 percent of millennials.
    Furthermore, these questions don’t really say anything about racial justice: After all, interracial dating and marriage are unlikely to solve deep disparities in criminal justice, wealth, upward mobility, poverty and education—at least not in this century. (Black-white marriages currently make up just 2.2 percent of all marriages.) And when it comes to opinions on more structural issues, such as the role of government in solving social and economic inequality and the need for continued progress, millennials start to split along racial lines. When people are asked, for example, “How much needs to be done in order to achieve Martin Luther King’s dream of racial equality?” the gap between white millennials and millennials of color (all those who don’t identify as white) are wide. And once again, millennials are shown to be no more progressive than older generations: Among millennials, 42 percent of whites answer that “a lot” must be done to achieve racial equality, compared to 41 percent of white Gen Xers and 44 percent of white boomers.
    The most significant change has been among nonwhite millennials, who are more racially optimistic than their parents. (Fifty-four percent of nonwhite millennials say “a lot” must be done, compared with 60 percent of nonwhite Gen Xers.) And this racial optimism isn’t exactly warranted. The racial wealth gap has increased since the 2007 financial crisis, and blacks who graduate from college have less wealth than whites who haven’t completed high school. A new paper by poverty experts Thomas Hirschl and Mark Rank estimates that whites are 6.74 times more likely to enter the top 1 percent of the income distribution ladder than nonwhites. And Bhashkar Mazumder finds that 60 percent of blacks whose parents were in the top half of income distribution end up in the bottom, compared with 36 percent of whites.
    As to how well whites and nonwhites get along, only 13 percent of white millennials say “not well at all,” compared with 31 percent of nonwhite millennials. (Thirteen percent of white Gen Xers and 32 percent of nonwhite Gen Xers agree.)
    In a 2009 study using American National Election Studies—a survey of Americans before and after each presidential election—Vincent Hutchings finds, “younger cohorts of Whites are no more racially liberal in 2008 than they were in 1988.” My own analysis of the most recent data reveals a similar pattern: Gaps between young whites and old whites on support for programs that aim to further racial equality are very small compared to the gaps between young whites and young blacks.

    And even though the gaps within the millennial generation are wide, as with the Pew data, there is also evidence that young blacks are more racially conservative than their parents, as they are less likely to support government aid to blacks.
    Spencer Piston, professor at the Campbell Institute at Syracuse University, used ANES data and found a similar pattern on issues relating to economic inequality. He examined a tax on millionaires, affirmative action, a limit to campaign contributions and a battery of questions that measure egalitarianism. He says, “the racial divide (in particular the black/white divide) dwarfs other divides in policy opinion. Age differences in public opinion are small in comparison to racial differences.” This finding is, he adds, “consistent with a long-standing finding in political science.” Piston finds that young whites have the same level of racial stereotypes as their parents.
    Sean McElwee


    Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/millenials-race-115909.html#ixzz3U6XGjnME
     
  2. ltd86

    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    ugh, i read this the other day and it infuriated me. politico has moved so far left.

    all you need to know about this article is that it was written by a guy who works for Demos, a left-wing organization that, like many other left-wing organizations, would be out of business if the idea of racism being a prevalent problem no longer existed.
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    i love how if black people fall behind in certain categories (criminal justice, wealth, poverty, etc.) it's a sign of racism lol.

    we must discriminate against whites to artificially prop up blacks in order to stop racism!! (which actually only exacerbates the problems in black america anyway )
     
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    Tldr, but I believe that EVERYBODY has racist tendencies, such as believing in stereotypes. The key is to not be hateful about it.
     
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    I don't see how White "tolerance" will do anything to change a lack of family structure and disdain for education, those are markers for poverty across racial lines.
     
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    Fuck. I hate what this country has become. :facepalm:
    And I used to be fairly liberal
     
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    The quickest way to demonize a group or idea is to label it as "racist".
     
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    Let all of the Blacks keep voting for the Democrats who give them their entitlements. 50 years since LBJ started to hand out free money and "the income and employment gap is now wider than ever in 2015". Who needs to look at 50 years of evidence to show what we can now safely call a downward "trend"? Destroying the Black family and community is now Politically Correct!:idea:
     
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    Anything that threatens the government powerbase is racist or misogynist or any other labels to get people to shut up. Something tells me these millennials aren't talking about giving up government handouts though - just NSA spying and drones.
     
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    "People of color." So like does that include Indians (dot) and Asians? Of course not, but we'll just use the catch-all term "people of color" to avoid highlighting the fact that it's exactly one color that can't seem to get its shit together.
     
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    I cant keep track of who is or isnt racist anymore. Geez the term is so loosely defined and over used now a days. Im tapping out, guess im a racist....but im not alone anymore :yay:
     
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    Whats to keep track of? If you are white you are racist, if you are brown and hate others because of their race, you are oppressed and are justified in your feelings and white people should be apologizing to you.
     
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