AP poll: Majority of Americans express negative view of blacks

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    Oct 27, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    WASHINGTON — Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.

    Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans’ more favorable views of blacks.

    Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views toward race without asking questions about that topic directly.

    In all, 51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared with 48 percent in a similar 2008 survey. When measured by an implicit racial attitudes test, the number of Americans with anti-black sentiments jumped to 56 percent, up from 49 percent during the last presidential election. In both tests, the share of Americans expressing pro-black attitudes fell.

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  • GQjock

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    Oct 27, 2012 12:47 PM GMT
    So when Sara Palin says things like Obama is Shuckin and Jivin'
    and Jon Sunnunu says that the only reason Colin Powell endorsed Obama was because he's black
    and Gingrich calls him the Foodstamp President
    and that after ALL the proof to lay it to rest the Orange Haired clown still states that Obama is not American

    Listen Racists ...the Republican dog whistle is Blowin" icon_neutral.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 27, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    Yup, and I'm ashamed that so many bigots are giving this country--and all notions of liberty and equality--a bad name.

    Obama made an appeal to the younger generation that it will be up to them to fight for equality. Let's hope our president hasn't misplaced his faith them.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 27, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    GQjock said

    Listen Racists ...the Republican dog whistle is Blowin" icon_neutral.gif



    ...and the clock is ticking icon_wink.gif





  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 27, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidYup, and I'm ashamed that so many bigots are giving this country--and all notions of liberty and equality--a bad name.

    Obama made an appeal to the younger generation that it will be up to them to fight for equality. Let's hope our president hasn't misplaced his faith them.
    I am shocked that in today's modern day and age that any form of prejudice still exists in American society. Its disgusting.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 27, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI am shocked that in today's modern day and age that any form of prejudice still exists in American society. Its disgusting.



    I couldn't agree more....and with this high degree of blatant racism that exists in this country, a black man doesn't have an ice cube's chance in HELL of EVER being elected to the highest office in the land. Oh, wait...icon_rolleyes.gif

  • TroyAthlete

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    Oct 27, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    roadbikeRob saidI am shocked that in today's modern day and age that any form of prejudice still exists in American society. Its disgusting.



    I couldn't agree more....and with this high degree of blatant racism that exists in this country, a black man doesn't have an ice cube's chance in HELL of EVER being elected to the highest office in the land. Oh, wait...icon_rolleyes.gif



    No black man has ever been elected to this nation's highest office.

    #GOPfail
  • creature

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    Oct 27, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    roadbikeRob saidI am shocked that in today's modern day and age that any form of prejudice still exists in American society. Its disgusting.



    I couldn't agree more....and with this high degree of blatant racism that exists in this country, a black man doesn't have an ice cube's chance in HELL of EVER being elected to the highest office in the land. Oh, wait...icon_rolleyes.gif



    You need to work on your logic, CuriousJockAZ. How does Obama's presidency negate the existence of racism?
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    Oct 28, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    I'm surprised that that percentage is not a bit higher.
  • MusclFurPeX

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    Oct 28, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    Many are to blame but I blame FOX NEWS, AND RIGHT WING HATE RADIO.This group spends a good percentage of the week being racist.
  • MusclFurPeX

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    Oct 28, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, a Republican who served as chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell during the George W. Bush administration, was asked to comment on Republican bully and Romney bullshitter John Sununu’s race-based assertion that Powell endorsed President Obama because, well, “take a look at Colin Powell,” he said.

    Wilkerson, forcefully and without qualification, said this:

    My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people, not all of them but most of them, who are still basing their decisions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists. And the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants president Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as Commander-in-Chief, as President, and everything to do with the color of his skin. And that’s despicable.
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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 28, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    creature said

    You need to work on your logic, CuriousJockAZ. How does Obama's presidency negate the existence of racism?



    I didn't say it did. The point I was making is that if "race" were all that much of an issue related to Barrack Hussein Obama, I kind of doubt he would have ever been elected to POTUS in the first place. I am not saying it isn't an issue, just not a determining one in his case. Obviously, racism exists in our society, and every society, and it probably always will.
  • musclmed

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    Oct 28, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    a poll to make an excuse for the upcoming election results.
  • Webster666

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    Oct 28, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    I think the difference is that the radical, racist, hate mongering Teabaggers have made it seem acceptable for racists to speak their minds. There aren't more racists than there were. They were here, all along. They just feel that it's okay to admit it, in a survey.
  • mybud

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    Oct 28, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    The republicans continue to use racist wordage pertaining to President Obama...The latest remarks that former General Powell endorsed Obama because they were of the same race verifies that said "Grand Old Party"...."The Party Of Lincoln" is dead and buried....May they rest In peace....