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The survey follows the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by survivors of the Tulsa race massacre, which many saw as a possible blueprint for reparations efforts.

Because public support for reparations for African Americans remains stubbornly low, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll reveals a major obstacle: Donald Trump voters believe that racism against white Americans has become a bigger problem than racism against black Americans.

The survey of 1,638 American adults, conducted July 13-17, shows that among Trump voters in 2020, 62 percent say racism against black Americans is a problem today, while that 73% say racism against white Americans is a problem.

When asked how much of a problem racism is today, only 19% of Trump voters describe racism against black Americans as a “big problem.” Twice as many (37%) say racism against white Americans is a big problem.

Trump voters and self-identified Republicans (overlapping but not identical cohorts) are the only demographic groups identified by Yahoo News and YouGov that are more likely to say racism against white Americans is a problem than say the same about racism against black americans A majority (51%) of white Americans, for example, think racism against people who look like them is a problem, but overall, far more white Americans (72%) say racism against black americans is a problem.

Politics, in other words, is the dividing line here, and the political dynamic largely explains why reparations for black Americans remain so unpopular in the US.

The new Yahoo News/YouGov poll follows the dismissal earlier this month of a lawsuit filed by three remaining survivors from 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre seeking reparations for the continued damage caused by the racist upheaval that destroyed their once black-majority community a century ago. The trio of survivors had sued under Oklahoma public nuisance lawstating that the ripple effects of the massacre continue to affect the Greenwood community today.

Many supporters saw Oklahoma’s lawsuit as a possible blueprint for reparations efforts across the country. But the latest ruling, which dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled, is seen as a stinging setback. The survivors and their lawyers have vowed to appeal.

However, the reality is that even with qualifications, the majority of American adults oppose reparations for black Americans. According to the Yahoo News/YouGov poll, only a quarter of them (24%) say black Americans should receive “restitution or reparations from the government, not necessarily direct cash payments, as a result of inequalities caused by racism and slavery,” while 56% say it shouldn’t.

Every action of our elite is to stop the rise of a statesman who will harness that energy…unapologetically standing up for the America we all know can come back. Recognizing that white individuals have collective interests is the first step toward restoring sanity to a nation that our forefathers created for posterity.


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