- Jul 20, 2011
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Study Finds White Americans Believe They Experience More Racism Than African Americans : Political Blind Spot
Off to create a poll.Theres a saying that the new racism is to deny that racism exists. If that is the case, it may explain a study conducted by researchers from Tufts Universitys School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. Their findings claim that self-described white Americans believe they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America.
The authors say that their study highlights how the expectations of a post-racial society, predicted or imagined in the wake of Barack Obamas presidency, has far from been achieved.
The study finds that while both Caucasian and African Americans agree that anti-black racism has decreased over the last 60 years, whites believe that anti-white racism has increased. Moreover, the study finds that the majority of Caucasians believe that anti-white racism is a bigger problem than what African Americans face.