Wednesday, May 30, 2018

64% Of Americans Say Racism Is Still A Serious Problem

Donald Trump, and his base of deplorables, don't seem to think that racism is a serious problem in the United States. They like the idea of white privilege, and are adding to the racial problems of the country. But the American public doesn't agree with them.

A new poll shows that 64% of the general public believes that racism continues to be a serious problem in this country, and another 30% admits that racism continues to exist but doesn't think it's a major problem. Only 4% say it is not a problem or doesn't exist.

That gives me a bit of hope for the future of this country. You can't solve a problem until you know it exists and needs to be solved.

The concept of race has always been stupid -- created by Whites to justify colonialism and slavery. We have finally progressed beyond those two evils. How can anyone in this more civilized world continue to believe they are superior to someone else simply because of the color of their skin? That makes no sense.

It is time for decent people to rise up and consign racism (and the silly concept of race) to the trash bin of history.

The charts above are from a new NBC News / SurveyMonkey Poll -- done between May 14th and 21st of a national sample of 6,518 adults, with a 1.5 point margin of error.

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