Majority Of White Americans Say They Face Discrimination

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A new NPR poll finds that a majority of white Americans believe they face discrimination in America today...

"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said 68-year-old Tim Hershman of Akron, Ohio, "and, basically, you know, if you want any help from the government, if you're white, you don't get it. If you're black, you get it."

As NPR reports, more than half of whites - 55 percent - surveyed say that, generally speaking, they believe there is discrimination against white people in America today.

Hershman's view is similar to what was heard on the campaign trail at Trump rally after Trump rally. Donald Trump catered to white grievance during the 2016 presidential campaign and has done so as president as well.

50-year-old heavy equipment operator Tim Musick, who lives in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. says anti-white discrimination is real, but he doesn't think he has ever really felt it personally.

 "I think that you pretty much, because you're white, you're automatically thrown into that group as being a bigot and a racist and that somehow you perceive yourself as being more superior to everybody else, which is ridiculous," Musick said, speaking during his lunch break at a construction site.


"I'm just a man that happens to have been born white," Musick continued.

Notably, people from every racial or ethnic group surveyed said they believe theirs faces discrimination - from African-Americans and Latinos to Native Americans and Asian-Americans, as well as whites.

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saldulilem's picture

So if you're from Africa, why are you white?

InjectTheVenom's picture

just wondering...

how many white men died during the Civil War fighting for the abolition of slavery ?

asking for a friend.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

In IT is atrocious - if you are white male 35+ practically you are out of the job market if not well connected and not an entrepreneur.

dark pools of soros's picture

True, they go overboard to rub out whites except when they actually need shit fixed

IH8OBAMA's picture

As a white male, I've been discriminated against almost all of my adult life.  And when I was a Single White Adult Male I was at the bottom of the list for many jobs, government programs, and education.

All Democrap and court sanctioned.

Stuck on Zero's picture

There are literally tens of thousands of scholarships, programs, tutoring, schools, special set-asides, mentorships etc. available to anyone but white males. The opportunities usually don't specifically call out white males they use "Jim Crow rules" to keep them out.

I found a website listing over 1400 programs for girls/minorities doing a quick search on the web.


CheapBastard's picture

@ Luc X is correct.

My neighbors son and his buddy (both white) are near the top of their computer science class and went to a job fair and both were told by two big tech companies (in Seattle) they are only hiring blacks. Luckily there were many "equal opportunity" employers there who still employ white kids!


God Emperor's picture

Name those 2 companies !!!

Don't be a yellow...belly.

TeamDepends's picture

"Women and persons of color encouraged to apply".  Nope, no racism or SEXISM there.

duo's picture

I was told by my HR guy I could hire any engineer I wanted as long as he/she was black.  I asked him to repeat that into my phone, and he refused.

E-Knight's picture

Saw this during a brief stint at DOE. I was on a drilling crew and there was a black single mom, she was in our crew for like 2 months, they played the pity card and got moved to a secretary job (more money I am sure).

Within about a year had wormed her way up like 3 spots to being higher than the guy who gave her the first job.

I hated her but appreciated the speed and efficiency she played the system.

SilverRoofer's picture

A Black Lesbian woman qualifies for 99.9% of all grants scholarships ECT ECT ECT

If I identify as one of those can I get all of those programs I mean shit we have all of these trans this trans that and gender this and gender that


toady's picture

I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body.... does that count?

HedgeJunkie's picture

I went to college in the 90’s while in my mid-30’s. It was an extreme hardship for myself, wife and family. I was on unemployment and welfare, determined to get a degree in the shortest amount of time and lowest cost.
I looked for scholarships, but they were for women and people of color.
I did find one for $500 that specified it was to go to an older white man. I applied.
Thank you Orville Reddenbocker.

(Still detest popcorn, though.)

Reality Creator's picture

I love watching whining whites co'plaining all the time that they just can't make it anymore without the institutionalized racism to help them out a nd give them a hand up. Whites, and I am so white I'm pink, are not competitive in the free market unless they get affirmative action like they did for ll history until just the past few years.

Let them eat fast food...and work shit jobs they barely qualify for and work for a smart jewish black lesbian in a wheelchair.

toady's picture

I made it to 49, but mostly because I could interpret the gibberish the Indians and Pakis spoke into English for upper management.

cheech_wizard's picture

59 and counting...

Standard Disclaimer: A lifetime of engineering skills still makes me valuable to certain employers...


Luc X. Ifer's picture

Agree. There are locations where with certain niche and level of skills a white male can still make a decent living in IT after 35 (high-end C/C++ for system programming, high-end Scala for banks) without spitting blood 24/7. Otherwise, if in the area the only skills employers are looking after are the same which South Asian peanuts programmers can enlist, the only work you get is the shit clean-up and to be executed on a 24/7 schedule. Even that becomes harder to get as it gets outsourced to the oversea hoard which spends day and night googling/try&error .

God Emperor's picture

Ever heard about a hindu/paki hacker? 

They lie and cheat like a jew, but they lack all other skills.


MasterControl's picture

You think its bad now, wait until the left gains power again.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

You can get a breath and a taste of it if you take your chances to make a living solely by selling thyself in Toronto/Vancouver/Montreal etc.

unsafe-space-time's picture

Right never had power. You got to have more nuts than Hitler to deal with the left.

Martian Moon's picture

Hitler only had one descended testicle so beating that is no unsurmountable challenge

and Nazi stands for Nationalsozialismus, as in socialism, as in left

Public education is no longer a valid excuse

pitz's picture

Younger than 35 white men aren't welcome in IT either.  

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Agree. I know. If they aren't 'family' or connected - no job for them regardless of skills.

dark pools of soros's picture

They are if they act real naive and bend over for shit pay and let others take credit for their sweat

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Yup. I seen that/lived it. If you are white male and talented usually you are hired either to clean up shit or to shadow/propel/take blame for an Indian/Chinese brownie planned to climb on the 'affirmative' ladder.

CheapBastard's picture

My nephew quite his Data Base Admin job when they promoted two blacks ahead of everybody else despite their poor abilities compared to all the others.

The result: he and the entire team of white and Chinese data base admin people quit and started their own consulting company.

People can only take so much.

TemporarySecurity's picture

BS I disagree with all the affirmative action but good people will always end up with the job.  Lazy SOB's who get jobs base upon color still have to perform and they are the least likely to compete.

z530's picture

Not in the Infosec field. You can have purple hair, never attended college and have a big Des Moines tattoo on the side of your neck and if you know your shit, you can pull down $125K+ a year.

Dane Bramage's picture  

The Truth About Slavery: Past, Present and Future ~ Stefan Molyneux
MisterMousePotato's picture

For over a century, the official estimate for Union deaths was 360,222. Recently, that number was questioned as being 20% too low.

Your framing of your question as "fighting for the abolition of slavery" makes some assumptions, both individually and corporately, that cannot be answered.

Nightjar's picture

the war of the states wasn't about that in particular

Sanity Bear's picture

it's called the war of northern aggression

IH8OBAMA's picture

"the war of the states wasn't about that in particular"

It was an economic war.  The South had free labor from the slaves, leaving the North unable to compete in some areas of commerce.

shovelhead's picture

In picking cotton?

New Hampshire never had a chance.

GreatCaesar'sGhost's picture

It was only about slavery when it comes to destroying all symbols of the Confederacy, but it had nothing to do with slavery when it comes to demeaning Northern Whites. Can't win for losing, I guess.

stacking12321's picture

probably not a lot

most died because of notions of us vs them, patriotism, putting down those upstart southerners, some died because they wanted to believe they are heroes, thinking that sallie mae would put out when they got home because now they are a hero

people join armies for stupid reasons

IntTheLight's picture

Union soldiers were hung or shot if they didn't chose to fight. They were forced. The south was defending its land and territory. They fought for the most honorable reason, to protect their families.

IntTheLight's picture

Journalists against the war were imprisoned. Papers were shut down. Irish immigrants who were newly arrived were forced to fight for the Union. That's the reality son.

IntTheLight's picture

Union soldiers were hung or shot if they didn't chose to fight. They were forced. The south was defending its land and territory. They fought for the most honorable reason, to protect their families.

GodSpeed_00's picture

Civil War wasn't about slavery. So they were not dying for blacks.

GreatCaesar'sGhost's picture

Then why do we need to destroy every last symbol of the Confederacy? If the North wasn't fighting to free the slaves, how is it Southerners were only fighting to preserve it?