Over the past two years, Black American life has been sold to the American people as a state of constant oppression. We are portrayed as living in constant fear, living with permanently unfair treatment and an inability to excel in a white majority society that hates us because of the color of our skin. Open the New York Times or the Washington Post or turn on CNN or NPR or MSNBC and you will see Black Americans almost exclusively portrayed as entrapped by “systemic racism.”
The only problem with it is that it’s wrong.
This is something people living in the Black community know. But for all the liberals seeking to project their ideology about the inescapable nature of systemic racism onto us, a new study out of the Pew Research Center has some data to disabuse them.
Among the studies interesting findings was one about priorities. Pew posed Black American respondents with an open-ended question: What is the most important issue is that your community is facing? And when it came to their answers, racism didn’t crack the top five.
Chief among Black Americans’ concerns were violence and crime, the economy, and housing. More Black Americans said they had no issues than listed racism as their top issue. And when asked who they believe should address these issues, respondents overwhelmingly said that these are matters that local leaders within their communities should address.
Everybody already knows that racism is a far bigger issue for White Progs than it is for Blacks, but this is still food for thought.
The whole report is excellent. It’s about how Blacks see themselves. Check it out.