The debate over whether or not powerful political figures like Barack Obama, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice could help push America into a post-racial era appears to be over. It's pretty clear that they have.
In fact, they've maybe even been too effective, pushing us past post-racialism and into an era of reverse-racialism in which minority groups are given preferential treatment over the now-subjugated majority. At least according to some people.
And by some people, I mean white people…
Whites believe that they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. The findings, say the authors, show that America has not achieved the "post-racial" society that some predicted in the wake of Barack Obama's election.
Both whites and blacks agree that anti-black racism has decreased over the last 60 years, according to the study. However, whites believe that anti-white racism has increased and is now a bigger problem than anti-black racism.
To be fair, white people have always believed that anti-white racism was a bigger problem than anti-black racism. Now we just think that it's happening more often.
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Tags: Polls, Racism