A new AP poll claims that racial prejudice against Blacks has increased since the election of Barack Obama in 2008.
The AP has come to this conclusion in part because in one question only 24% of respondents liked Blacks "a great deal" as compared to 31% in 2010. But I would point out that 45% they "neither liked or disliked" Blacks as compared to 40% in 2010. I would interpret that data and conclude that an increasing number of people do not take a person's skin color into consideration when determining if they like or dislike someone.
Of course, if fewer respondents indeed like Blacks "a great deal" then who is to say these attitudes are coming exclusively from Whites. Isn't it possible for Asians and Hispanics to harbor prejudice against Blacks?
But let's consider the content of the AP article which accompanies the poll:
Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the nation elected its first black President, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice towards black people whether they recognize those feelings or not.
These views could cost President Obama votes as he tries for reelection, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some people's more favorable views of black people.
So let me see if I have this right. People can be racist and not even know it. Does that mean if someone opposes Obamacare it's a subconscious expression of racism?
What a load of fatuous nonsense!!!
The bottom line here is that the AP sees the writing on the wall. They are anticipating a Romney victory and are already trying to delegitimize the outcome by casting aspersions against a significant segment of the American electorate with this agenda driven poll. I am sure it never occurs to the AP (or any other liberal media outfit) that President Obama might lose the election because of his performance, not his pigmentation.
Like other liberal media outlets, the AP is vested in Obama's re-election. Remember when AP Board Chairman Dean Singleton lavished praise upon Obama as he introduced him during the AP's annual meeting in Washington D.C. last April?
Nearly a year ago, I predicted there would be cries of racism if Obama were to lose the 2012 election. It seems the cries have already begun.
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