Black and White Americans have never been more divided thanks to the radical policies of the Biden administration and his Democrat cohorts.
Unable to unite over the bustling U.S. economy under Trump, race relations are tanking simultaneous with Biden’s economic failures.
A majority of Americans, 57%, say relations are “somewhat” or “very” bad, the poll concluded Meanwhile, about 42% of Americans say relations between blacks and whites are either “very” or “somewhat” good.
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The poll was conducted from June 1 to July 5, during which time former police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison after being convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd. His sentence, while one of the longest for a police officer convicted of unlawful use of deadly force, fell short of what some advocates wanted and prompted protests.
Before 2016, majorities of both racial groups rated relations between the two groups positively. Over the last two decades, whites have been more likely to rate race relations positively, but the difference in the two groups’ views is particularly stark this year.
Only 33% of black Americans view relations with white Americans positively, while 43% of white Americans view relations positively. However, the gap is still smaller than in 2018, which saw a 14-point gap between the groups.
In May last year, riots broke out in metropolitan areas across the country following the death of George Floyd. The day after Floyd’s death, rioters in Minneapolis took to the streets, shattering storefronts and burning police cars as they clashed with law enforcement. Similar violent demonstrations broke out in New York City, Portland, Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and other cities across the country.
In recent months, conservatives have pushed back against efforts to teach more Critical Race Theory, a left-wing ideology that promotes the idea that white people in the U.S. constitute an oppressor class while racial minorities are relegated to an oppressed class.
However, “even as Americans rate Black-White relations negatively today, they continue to be optimistic about the future overall,” Gallup said.
A 57% majority of U.S. adults say “a solution to the problem of Black-White relations will eventually be worked out and race relations will not always be a problem,” Gallup said, while 40% “disagree and say it will always be a problem.”
Author: Asa McCue