domingo, 22 de junho de 2008

As I was saying

According to an article published in today's Washington Post, 3 in 10 Americans admit to race bias (presumably there are even more who won't admit to it). But there's an upside for Obama - Americans are more ageist than they are racist! Brazilian and US race relations are becoming more and more Brazil, it's called "cordial racism". Ageism in this country is even worse!

3 in 10 Americans Admit to Race Bias
Survey Shows Age, Too, May Affect Election Views

[Do you think Obama's candidacy will do more to help or more to hurt race relations in this country, or won't it make much difference?]

Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, June 22, 2008; Page A01

As Sen. Barack Obama opens his campaign as the first African American on a major party presidential ticket, nearly half of all Americans say race relations in the country are in bad shape and three in 10 acknowledge feelings of racial prejudice, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll....

More than six in 10 African Americans now rate race relations as "not so good" or "poor," while 53 percent of whites hold more positive views. Opinions are also divided along racial lines, though less so, on whether blacks face discrimination. There is more similarity on feelings of personal racial prejudice: Thirty percent of whites and 34 percent of blacks admit such sentiments....

Read the article in full here

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