More than half of Americans, including large majorities of blacks and Hispanics, think President Donald Trump is a racist. More than half think his policies have made things worse for Hispanics and Muslims, and nearly half say they've made things worse for African Americans. According to a new poll by
The results show a stark divide on racial issues gripping the country during the presidency of Trump, who has made divisive comments after a white nationalist rally, called African nations "shitholes," and promised to build a wall along the Mexican border to prevent immigrants from entering the country illegally.
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The poll, designed to highlight the views of African Americans as Black History Month draws to a close, shows deep pessimism among black people about the state of politics and the country. It finds that more than 9 in 10 of blacks disapprove of how Trump is handling his job as president, 9 in 10 think the country is headed in the wrong direction, and three-quarters think that direction has worsened in the last year.
By comparison, 45 percent of whites approve of the job Trump is doing, though only 35 percent think the direction of the country is improving.
About half of all Americans, including two-thirds of African Americans, think that race relations in the United States have worsened over the past year, the poll shows.
Just over half of all Americans surveyed in the poll -- 51 percent, including 79 percent of blacks and 44 percent of whites -- think African Americans continue to face disadvantages to getting ahead in the U.S. That's compared with 22 percent who think blacks actually have advantages and 26 percent who think race makes no difference in getting ahead. Majorities also think Muslims (60 percent), immigrants (59 percent), LGBT people (52 percent) and Hispanics (51 percent) face disadvantages in American society, while close to half (45 percent) think women face similar hurdles. About 6 in 10 think whites and men have advantages over other groups.
Candidate Trump, August 19, 2016: ( www.politico.com )
... "You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?" Speaking before another largely-white audience in a town whose population is 93 percent white, Trump said, "And at the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get over 95 percent of the African-American vote. I promise you. Because I will produce." ...
Trump isn't a racist in fact he has his nazi uniforms dry cleaned by a nice Asian couple, and the other day he rubbed Clarence Thomas head for good luck.
How could he be a racist
My guess is the ones tthat don,t think he is racist are the ones that read the supermarket tabloids for the serious content. that is why Trumplethinskin speaks fluent national Enquirer .
Hate to break it to all of you snowflakes but in the 21st century definition of racism, we are all racist. Now, some are a little more flagrant about it than others but it doesn't change the fact the current societal, common definition of racism calls us all racist.
to me, the words racist and bigot should be held to a different standard than the word prejudice. i haven't any problem admitting that i have preferences. and, in the pursuit of that which i prefer, prejudice derived in part from past experiences will surely affect my decision. in my limited capacity i do have some avenues available to me that would allow me too be a bigot or racist. i don't do that. as a landlord, i don't care what color, religion or sexual identity you are. as a voter i will not vote for anyone who i think runs on a platform of devisiveness. this false equivalency BS, everyone's a racist, is the refuge of the cowards who are to afraid and ashamed to just come right out in public and say what's on their mind.
A gorilla statue was racist.
You frigging liberal clowns own this --------.
#12 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE
what we own is a legacy of 400 years of racist hatred and bigotry that's so permeated our society, that indeed a childrens sculpture of a gorilla will engender feelings of implied racism. and your stupid ass comment proves my point as far as i'm concerned. tell us with a straight face that you don't damn well know that there will be the ----------- that make the inevitable comparison between black children playing and the gorilla. we all get it.
"A gorilla statue was racist."
Removing the statue was racist because, apparently, they dignified the complaints that saw a "racist" component to its existence. They should have been ignored and the gorilla statue should have continued to be enjoyed as a statue of a gorilla.
"More than half of Americans, including large majorities of blacks and Hispanics, think President Donald Trump is a racist."
That's because Donald Trump is a racist.
"tell us with a straight face that you don't damn well know that there will be the ----------- that make the inevitable comparison between black children playing and the gorilla"
Chair is that ----------.
Except he would be "joking."
Because he's not racist.
Hate to break it to all of you snowflakes but in the 21st century definition of racism, we are all racist.
#7 | Posted by humtake
Hate to break it to you.
This is America and YOU get to believe any dumb thing want you want to believe.
But, you do not speak for me.
Poll: Most Americans Say Trump Is Racist
"Duh! That's why we voted for him! We wanted someone as stupid and racist as we are!"
That song made me think, for the most part it is true. The thing is good people accept it and work to be less racist. Bad people say yup and that makes it ok to be racist.
Denying that everyone is a little bit racist is a recipe for racism to grow.
Denying that everyone is a little bit racist is a recipe for racism to grow.
#20 | POSTED BY TAOWARRIOR
I don't believe that's true. everyone is prejudiced but racism implies a very specific and focused form of prejudice. racial prejudice becomes racism when you use the power structure to deny a certain race their civil rights. i'm a white man. generally speaking ,i'd probably prefer to spend my time with other white people but i'd prefer, economics aside, to have jay z as a next door neighbor, than sean hannity
It is human nature (probably genetic) to be "prejudiced" against anyone not of your tribe. In other words, I prejudge them to not be of my "tribe" whether that is my family or a group of friends I am just hanging out with at the time. If a stranger approaches the group and none of us know the stranger or his/her intentions and we are all "prejudiced" at first in that we may be prejudging him(or her).
I am naturally somewhat biased against anyone who is not me (or or a lot like me). And in this day an age I am wary of anyone until I get to know them better.. no matter the color of their skin. My concern about "OTHERS" has nothing to do with their race. It has to do with their behavior.
I am not being a racist when I criticize the behavior of a group that is of another race unless I stereotype and then accuse everyone of that race of the same bad behavior just because of a few of them.
So if being wary of OTHERS is what you mean by a "little bit racist" then ok...I guess.
Let's get rid of apes at the zoo too because some white knights and thin skinned blacks may think it's racist.
That's right, stupid, we should ignore people that are so stupid that they believe a statue of a gorilla on a playground is racist.
If you read the article, the blowback from people caused them to realize just how ---- stupid people like you are so they listen to non-retards and will be bringing the gorilla back.
Maybe you and your retarded ilk can ban monkey bars, just in case.
Chairborne, remember the other day when you said calling Michelle Obama a silverback may or may not be racist?
You're really doing The Lord's Work around this place. Don't let the haters bring you down!
"we should ignore people that are so stupid that they believe a statue of a gorilla on a playground is racist."
But what if it was a Civil War gorilla?
the fact that the subject is still being debated sort of proves the articles point. i don't really think much about the arguments put forth to justify the removal of the playground ape...but the butthurt exhibited by the usual, well what about them, crowd. bigots gonna hate
Hummerbot admits he's a racist and Chairbot proves he's a racist, I'm glad something came out of this thread.
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