Majority Of White Americans Say They Face Discrimination

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.

Comments

Stuck on Zero bamawatson Thu, 10/26/2017 - 18:15 Permalink

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.https://www.sallyridescience.com/junior-academy/https://www.umdphysics… found a website listing over 1400 programs for girls/minorities doing a quick search on the web. 

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E-Knight CheapBastard Fri, 10/27/2017 - 00:06 Permalink

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.

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HedgeJunkie Stuck on Zero Thu, 10/26/2017 - 21:29 Permalink

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.)

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Reality Creator HedgeJunkie Thu, 10/26/2017 - 22:37 Permalink

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.

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Luc X. Ifer cheech_wizard Thu, 10/26/2017 - 18:08 Permalink

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 .

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