Sunday, July 17, 2016
Three More Charts On The Racial Divide In The U.S.
I have posted recently about the racial divide between Blacks and Whites in this country over the perception of how Blacks are treated by police and the justice system. But that divide goes beyond those two issues.
The charts above show the difference between Blacks and Whites on how Blacks are treated when it comes to getting a job they are qualified for, getting housing they want, and getting a good education for their children. Note there is a huge difference on how Blacks and Whites see these things.
There is a 38 point difference in jobs, a 29 point difference in housing, and a 26 point difference on education currently. It seems that far too many Whites are denying that racism still exists in our institutions. They seem to be happy with the "white privilege" they enjoy, and either want to keep it or deny that it exists.
Until this changes, there will be no racial equality in this country. Change cannot happen until Whites recognize that there is a problem, and express a desire to fix it.
Charts were made from surveys done by the Gallup Poll -- the most recent being done between June 7th and July 1st of a random national sample of 3,270 adults. The margin of error for Whites is 4 points, and for Blacks is 5 points.