“Moreover, my report shows that exposing black survey respondents to a concentrated dose of critical race-inspired writing reduces their belief that they have control of their lives.”
As we all begin to absorb the full impact of the Biden administration’s anti-capitalism, anti-freedom, anti-Constitution, America Last policies, we are seeing, for only the second time in our nation’s history, an administration that openly disdains and gleefully condemns America as some kind of uniquely and irredeemably racist nation that must be destroyed in order to be rebuilt according to some regressive dystopian vision, circa the 1930’s.
To that end, today’s regressive Democrats and their media and Big Tech allies lie on a daily basis about everything even remotely pro-America, but the most onerous and intentionally divisive lies they tell are those related to race relations in the United States.
Eric Kaufmann recently published a study at the Manhattan Institute that gives lie to the regressive narrative about race in America.
My latest @ManhattanInst report: Young black men in US are far more likely to die in a car accident than to be shot by police. Yet the vast majority of liberal black or white respondents get that wrong. Why? Vivid media narratives, ideology & psychology https://t.co/jKFL6CgUqv pic.twitter.com/ZhLlkC0qHm
— Eric Kaufmann (@epkaufm) April 9, 2021
And when someone says racism in America has risen, this perception is almost entirely a figment of their imagination. In fact, racist attitudes and behaviors have been declining for decades.
Progressives are deeply invested in the critical race theory narrative that America is a racist society that seeks to victimize people of color, especially black Americans. They believe this consciousness will lead us toward racial justice. But while the concrete benefits of this radical narrative are difficult to prove, the costs — in the form of lost black lives and prosperity — are painfully measurable.
. . . . Moreover, my report shows that exposing black survey respondents to a concentrated dose of critical race-inspired writing reduces their belief that they have control of their lives. This affects their trust, health, economic achievement and other aspects of well-being.
Young black men are around 10 times more likely to die in a car accident than from a police bullet. Yet when I asked people which was the more common cause of death for young black males, 81 percent of black Biden voters in my survey, and 70 percent of whites who agreed that “white Republicans are racist” said police shootings claimed more young black men’s lives. This was the case even though people who didn’t know the right answer could have selected a “neither” option. By contrast, only 15 percent of white Trump voters believed this fallacy.
Psychologists tell us that we are often motivated by subconscious emotions, telling ourselves a story that makes sense of our feelings. We reach for vivid images that are easily recalled and reinforce our emotion-laden stories, rather than paying attention to what the data say. When it comes to racism, ideology, media exposure and peer influences skew our picture of reality.
. . . . One result of this is that the share of Americans saying race relations are good, which was stable at around 70 percent from 2002 to 2014, has plummeted to 40-50 percent since. The gap between Democrats and Republicans on how big a problem racism is, which was around 10 points between 1995 and 2014, stands at over 50 points, entirely because of the rise in the share of Democrats saying racism is a big problem.
In surveys, black people on social media report experiencing significantly more racism than those not on it. When asked whether people “acted suspicious of you” or “acted like you weren’t smart,” over 50 percent of blacks on social media said they had experienced this racism compared with barely 30 percent of those not on social media. This effect remained powerful even after controlling for age, income, ideology and education.
I would be interested in knowing how purposefully and methodically tearing down white children as “less than” helps lift up black people who have been systematically—and yes, systemically—held back for political reasons by Democrats for decades.
Demonizing an entire race because of their supposed historical transgressions (others with that same skin color committed evil acts over a century ago, so everyone with that skin color in 2021 must pay) is pure evil.
Forcing little children to ‘own’ their ‘sin’ of being born white is a special kind of evil. None of this should be “tolerated”; this is evil, unfounded discriminatory hatred, and injustice on the largest scale possible.
It must be stopped.
Where are the Republicans fighting for America, defending her founding principles that led us to (once) being the most powerful, most prosperous nation the earth has ever known? Where are those willing to put their political fortunes, their lives, their personal fortunes, and their sacred honor on the line for the future of the American experiment?
Or have we just passed that tipping point? Can America be saved from the lying race-baiters and -haters who seek only to divide, who seek to actively breed and nurture race hate and resentment for their financial and political gain?
Call me optimistic, but I think we can get out of this horrible historical moment in tact, but not until enough moral and ethical leaders shine light on and reject the damage the regressive, neo-racist Marxists are intentionally sowing across and into the fabric of America. Sadly, my hopes for that fade with each passing day of silence from the people who know better but refuse to respond properly.DONATE
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