Most Americans say racial and ethnic discrimination is “a huge issue” in America and many consider the nation’s race relations have gotten worse under President Barack Obama, based on another survey. It is disturbing considering this was expected to be one of the President’s primary goals during his time in office. In fact it is actually quite difficult to find any significant sector of society who believes that there has been any improvement in both racial and ethnic discrimination during the last decade.
African American respondents were almost equally split on the question while whites were most prone to say things had gotten worse. Latinos were more likely than whites hadn’t changed since Obama was elected president.
The same was said by somewhat less than half.
There are of course lots of other issues that can effect these findings, including any significant events happening around the time of the surveys. These will always have a huge impact on results and can seriously skew data. It is also worth remembering that the last decade has brought even more developments in communication like social media. People communicate on a global level now, particularly with Smart DNS tools like this – anyone can watch the news or media in any country they like merely by changing a couple of settings on their router.
Racism and race have dominated politics and news headlines in the White House for much.
Large scale demonstrations have been activated by the killing of several unarmed black men by white police officers in recent months and conclusions by grand juries to not indict the policemen throughout the United States.
Additionally, there is prevalent racial inequality in the American criminal justice system. Based on a study one out of every three black males will probably be sentenced to prison in their life. The amount for white males is estimated at approximately one in seventeen will be sentenced to any prison term (again this will vary widely on location, social status).
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