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Friday, May 22, 2015

NBC Poll: Americans Fear More Racially Charged Protests This Summer

More racially-charged unrest will occur around the country this summer, 96 percent of Americans said in a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday.
According to the poll, not only do most people think there will be more protests and rioting, similar to what occurred in Baltimore, more than half of the respondents said they think a similar disturbance will occur in the metropolitan area closest to their home.
In other revelations in the poll of 508 adults, including 111 African-Americans, conducted April 28-30:
  • 68 percent said they believe it is "very likely" that there will be more protests and clashes around the country;
  • 28 percent said that they believe such unrest is "somewhat likely."
  • 53 percent of whites said they think more confrontations in their closest city are likely this summer;
  • 46 percent of African-Americans said clashes near them are likely.
The numbers show that the expectation of events nationwide were similar among the respondents, regardless of their race, but that more whites expect the disturbances in areas near to them.

Baltimore Riots: Poll Finds 96% Expect More Racially-Charged Unrest Nationwide - NBC News.com
The expectation of more events nationwide like those in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, was similar among respondents regardless of race.
But white respondents were slightly more likely than African-Americans to say that they expect racially-charged disturbances in the metropolitan area closest to them.
Fifty-three percent of whites said they think more confrontations in their closest city are likely this summer, while 46 percent of African-Americans said the same.
And questions about the best way to explain the tensions between police and members of the African-American community yielded very different answers from black and white respondents.
Why Do America’s Race Riots Mirror Each Other? -- NYMag
Racism (euphemistically defined as “disrespectful white attitudes”) lagged behind, at No. 7, on this list. Imagine if America had mobilized to focus seriously on items one to three back then — all of them more tangible and potentially more malleable than stamping out bigotry — instead of letting them fester.
The Kerner report could not have been more explicit in elaborating on the No. 1 grievance: “a widespread belief among Negroes in the existence of police brutality and in a ‘double standard’ of justice and protection — one for Negroes and one for whites.” But we see what we want to see, which is why, almost 50 years later, so few (myself included) were aware of the Baltimore Sun investigation of 2014 telling much the same story: About $5.7 million had been paid out by the city to settle more than 100 allegations of police brutality and civil-rights violations over four years.


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