Study: Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination
The majority of White Americans seemingly think they’re being disenfranchised because of their skin color, according to a new study by NPR. A poll was presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where a survey sampled 3,453 adults in the U.S. from Jan. 26 to April 9. Of those, 902 were white. When asked the question, 55% of White people agreed with each other, that discrimination against them exists in America today.
“If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it,” said 68-year-old Tim Hershman of Akron, Ohio, “and, basically, you know, if you want any help from the government, if you’re white, you don’t get it. If you’re black, you get it.”
Another notable factoid: Even though 55% of White folks say they’re being oppressed because of their race, only 19% have said they experienced it…
84 percent of whites believe discrimination exists against racial and ethnic minorities in America today,according to the same poll.