Study Shows 3 Out Of 4 White People Have No Non-White Friends
Via NewsOne reports:
The Wonkblog over at the Washington Post has a pretty interesting write-up of new research from the Public Religion Research Institute. In a study of race and friendship, PRRI found that a large majority (75 percent) of whites have “entirely white social networks without any minority presence.” And, for what it’s worth, the same holds true for less than two thirds of Blacks.
The research went on to state that, in a 100-friend scenario, the average white person has 91 white friends; one each of black, Latino, Asian, mixed race, and other races; and three friends of unknown race. On the other hand, the average black person has 83 black friends, in addition eight white friends, two Latino friends, zero Asian friends, three mixed race friends, one other race friend, and four friends of unknown race.
Ultimately, the average black person’s network of friends is 8 percent white. The average white person’s friend network is just 1 percent black.
The Wonkblog illustrated the stats pretty well with this infographic:
What do you think of the study??