Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Backlash?

Ok, ok, we've listened to the post-race dreams. But what about the developing anti-black backlash?

From the University of Washington News
A new University of Washington survey...found that those who are racially resentful, who believe the U.S. government has done too much to support blacks, are 36 percent more likely to support the tea party than those who are not.
From the NYTIMES
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2008 hate crimes data released last week, anti-black hate crimes rose 4 percent from 2007, while the combined hate crimes against all other racial categories declined 11 percent. If you look at the two-year trend, which would include Obama’s ascension as a candidate, anti-black hate crimes have risen 8 percent, while those against the other racial groups have fallen 19 percent.

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