Racial Progress

by Vince

Adam Serwer shares an interesting study that found (after polling 200+ blacks and 200+ whites) anti-black resentment in the eyes of blacks has gone down since the 1950s and anti-white resentment in the eyes of whites has gone up since the 2000s:

White Americans, in short, thought that anti-white bias was a greater societal problem by the ’00s than anti-black bias.

Another way to look at this is that for all the right wing complaints about a “culture of grievance,” among minorities, black people have a fairly realistic assessment of racial progress in the U.S. while many whites have an unwarranted sense that they’re being persecuted. This goes a long way toward explaining the current state of American identity politics.

Tim Wise wouldn’t be surprised.

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