Parties weigh in on whether white Americans face discrimination in the US

Parties weigh in on whether white Americans face discrimination in the US

As per a new poll by Hill-HarrisX, voters of both parties overwhelmingly believe that black and Hispanic Americans encounter some amount of discrimination in society. In addition, 75% of Republican voters said that white Americans are subject to discrimination. 55% independents agreed. However, Democrats differed strongly with only 38% saying that whites faced discrimination.

Chris
Chris
SomeGuyWhoDoesThings
SomeGuyWhoDoesThings 1 months

If there is legal requirements to hire a certain number of each race except one (whites) then by definition their is discrimination against whites.

Booplesnoot
Booplesnoot 1 months

It's not just jobs. Now that is open season on white people, minorities think it's ok to treat white people poorly in public too without invoking it. In the last 10 years I have seen and increase of poor behaviour in public towards me and others. Acting visibly disgusted, or snobbish, mocking you and being downright rude, all while minding my own business.

FourAncientWhiteElephants
FourAncientWhiteElephants 1 months

Anyone that tells you you can't be racist to a white person, is a racist.

Seekster
Seekster 1 months

There is undoubtedly legal and institutional discrimination against whites and sometimes Asians as well. Affirmative Action has served its purpose and should be abolished. We should seek equality of opportunity not equality of outcome.

EpochPrime
EpochPrime 1 months

Duh, White Democrats are the only one of the groups studied that have an out-group preference. This means they will pay attention to the 'discrimination' of others over there own. And considering that the US is still mostly white people, it's no wonder that Democrats can't see the discrimination against whites (the in-group to most Democrats).

Connie
Connie 1 months

A recent example: So-called "progressives" tried to slip a provision into the recent aid bill to require corporate boards to diversify, 50% minority. Minorities are roughly 30% of our population, so please help me understand why the 50% requirement. Recently a Latina in a neighboring development called our development a bunch of privileged white people. She didn't seem interested in hearing our stories of hard work, sacrifice, saving for retirement. We only recently purchased a "smart" phone, for $69, on sale! No plan, just a $100 a year SIM card. Wonder how much she paid for her phone and monthly plan?

your foxy friend
your foxy friend 1 months

In all fairness last time i checked there werent any special measures and quotas to get whites into jobs because of their skin color. Not something I'd really call discriminatory myself but thanks to certain people the meaning of the word has been bent beyond recognition so that this would fall under its definition.

M. Schlegel
M. Schlegel 1 months

Oh there is a lot of discrimination going on in the US. Not that discrimination would be absent in other parts of the world though. Discrimination is basically nothing more than "differentiating" treating one different than the other. That obviously happens all the time and our brains are wired to put things into boxes fast. If we hear all the time about black drug dealers, our brain creates a label for the already created "black" box saying "drug dealer". And while we finally have overcome (most of) the direct governmental race discrimination (no laws giving benefits to whites) there is a lot of indirect discrimination and a lot of discrimination done by private companies and people, not the state. If the government wants to combat discrimination, fix the healthcare system, fix education, try to get jobs to underdeveloped regions. Actually train your police and prison stuff well and hire enough of them instead of investing in more surveillance. As for the private part: I don't know a good fast way to fix this as the government. Making quotas to hire a certain amount of non-whites or similar stuff is discriminatory itself. There are cases where I wouldn't oppose it as a short term measure but that really isn't ideal. You're fighting fire with fire... On the long run, if you have better public schools and the "poor black" communities (or anybody not that wealthy) hasn't such a big educational disadvantage anymore etc. you might lessen the problem but really, to fight racism on a private level every one of us needs to act and not the government. If somebody doesn't want to contract a black builder to build his house, he shouldn't judge him because of color of skin, but the government can't interfere in your right to chose who to make a contract with on that basis - and most discrimination isn't obvious. You won't tell somebody that it was because of race you treated them differently. You might not even be conscious about it. This rapid labeling that our brains do is useful in many cases, but in a modern world we need to ask ourselves which of our own labels are based on facts and which not.

JustMy.02
JustMy.02 1 months

I’ve always contended that if you were to start up a company you should only hire white males between the ages of 18 and 65. They are the only classification that you can fire at Will for any reason and there is no legal repercussions to be had.

Matt
Matt 1 months

White people are the only ones right now that it's encouraged to be racist against

Fin
Fin 1 months

Beyond hilarious... And yes am white...

Roamer MGTOW
Roamer MGTOW 1 months

I believe that.

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