Poll: Americans rate black-white relations lowest in more than 20 years
U.S. adults viewed race relations between blacks and whites as at an all time low.
Americans think race relations between black and white people are at their lowest in more than two decades, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
A majority of Americans, 57%, say relations are “somewhat” or “very” bad, the Gallup poll found. Meanwhile, about 42% of Americans say relations between blacks and whites are either “very” or “somewhat” good.
The results are similar to last year’s poll, which also found that U.S. adults viewed race relations between blacks and whites as at an all-time low.
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.
Race is a highly charged subject in the United States today, and in many other nations. Past wrongs and present inequalities create fertile ground for hurt, frustration and anger.
Many prominent leaders, both black and white, are deliberately fueling those grievances for their own political gain. They are using race as a deadly weapon! The problems that will result are far more dangerous than they realize.
When you look objectively at the facts of these high-profile, racially charged riots, you can see why they are certain to grow much worse.
Many powerful politicians and people in the media believe that there is justification for the violence tearing up our cities. Many say they “understand” why lawlessness is overtaking these areas. Some even think there is something noble about it—they see it as a kind of righteous search for long-denied justice.
This is terribly misguided and perverse reasoning! It is multiplying the problem many times over!
‘Your Cities Are Burned With Fire’, July 2015, The Philadelphia Trumpet