Here are 10 charts that show how “racist” America really is.
#1 – Americans’ approval for interracial marriage over the decades
That chart is definitely going in the right direction.
#2 Broken down by demographic.
Southerners, lower educated, self-identified conservatives, and/or Republicans have around a 10%-15% higher statistical chance out of 100% of disapproving of interracial marriage. Every demographic has around 4/5 people agreeing with it in principle – or more.
#3 The actual practice of interracial marriage is also going up.
While the last stubborn vestiges of racism are yet to be wiped out from America completely (and it’s safe to say it will never be completely vanquished), America has made a lot of progress in terms of race relations.
#4 Slightly dated stats show how likely someone is to move if someone of a different race moved in nearby.
The trend line is pretty much down to low single-digits of this kind of staunch racial prejudice.
#5 What this looks like in a worldwide perspective
America is very tolerant in a global perspective.
#6 Blacks are more likely to think there is racial discrimination than whites, and both are split on how much.
The majority of blacks and whites believe there is some form of racial discrimination in America.
#7 Unemployment rates by race tend to fluctuate in parallel.
What is interesting is that around 2004, Asians became less likely to be unemployed than whites. Another thing is that the rate maintains the same distance or even widens, despite public attitudes and racially significant behavior – suggesting exogenous variable(s) and not public attitudes is playing a role.
#8 Income and poverty rates by race tend to follow a similar trend.
A question that should be asked: Are the statistically better economic outcomes for whites and Asians due to them exploiting or discriminating against blacks (who have a relatively higher unemployment rate)? In other words, is the problem in poorer black communities free market “capitalism” or the need for more of it?
#9 Percentage of Americans willing to vote for a black president
#10 Blacks are more “racist” than whites
Really? No, not really. But those are the “hidden” findings of a sensationalistic AP-survey that tried to make it appear like Obama could lose the 2012 election because of overwhelming “implicit” racism. As you can see, 43% of blacks are supposedly “anti-black.”
So, is the goal of America to be color-blind, so that people are judged according to the “content of their character” or is it for the government to tilt the playing field for black Americans?
Because the argument by “progressives” is that government wealth redistribution is the necessary solution for “social justice.”
Yet, isn’t it the case that people of all races can create their own wealth, thereby “redistributing” it to themselves? If not, what’s really holding people back?