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New poll shows that blacks feel their own people are more racist than whites

New poll shows that blacks feel their own people are more racist than whites

Earlier this month, Rasmussen Reports engineered a new poll in the wake of the Zimmerman trial, asking a select number of African-Americans what they feel about racism in society today, and which culture is more likely to be racist.  The surprising results from the poll showed that 31% of those polled felt that the black community was racist against other cultures, while only 24% felt that whites were more racist.

These results are vastly different than opinions in the black community just 50 years ago, and remarks made on July 14 from economist Thomas Sowell allude to this surprising change in attitude.

Rasmussen Reports

I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white.

Apparently other Americans also recognize that the sources of racism are different today from what they were in the past. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 31 percent of blacks think that most blacks are racists, while 24 percent of blacks think that most whites are racist.

The difference between these percentages is not great, but it is remarkable nevertheless. After all, generations of blacks fought the white racism from which they suffered for so long. If many blacks themselves now think that most other blacks are racist, that is startling.

The moral claims advanced by generations of black leaders – claims that eventually touched the conscience of the nation and turned the tide toward civil rights for all – have now been cheapened by today’s generation of black “leaders,” who act as if it is all just a matter of whose ox is gored. – Zerohedge

Thomas Sowell is one of the most qualified men in America to make observations on the changes in black society over the past 50 years.  As an African-American who embraced the American Dream, versus being part of the majority in his culture who fight to remain victims, Sowell points out eloquently that the dialogue that helped change white attitudes against blacks during the Civil Rights Era, has been eroded for the worse by black leaders such as Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, who feed off black poverty and victimhood in exchange for power.

In nearly every account in history, successful empires or dictators did not come from the hero or revolutionary who fought on the front lines, or became martyrs for the cause.  Martin Luther King’s dream of character over color has been replaced by race cards and victimization by the opportunists, or bureaucrats who moved in once the hero was gone, and forged a system they saw fit to rule, not what the people desired.

That a large portion of the black community feels that blacks are more racist than whites is a good change from the original problem, but a case of the pendulum swinging too far to the other side.  And like the moderate Muslims who disagree strongly with their militant brother, both the moderates and successful blacks are afraid to speak out against their own, for fear they will be ostracized or called Uncle Toms by their own community that revels in mobocracy politics.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for,, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Friday evenings giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.

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