Few Say Race Relations Have Improved Under Obama

Byron York, Campaign 2012, August 24, 2011

Just 35 percent of Americans believe race relations have improved since Barack Obama became president, according to a new Gallup poll. Forty-one percent say race relations haven’t changed, and 23 percent say race relations have actually gotten worse under the nation’s first African-American president. Put together, that’s 64 percent of Americans who say race relations are no better or have gotten worse during Obama’s presidency.

The new numbers are a stark contrast to the hope that accompanied Obama’s election. The day after Obama won the presidency in November 2008, Gallup found that 70 percent of Americans predicted race relations would improve with Obama as president.

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Breaking the results down by race, 48 percent of black Americans say race relations have improved under Obama, while 27 percent say they have not changed and 24 percent say they’ve gotten worse. Among whites, 31 percent say race relations have improved, versus 45 percent who say they haven’t changed and 22 percent who say they have gotten worse. By a small margin, then, a higher percentage of blacks than whites say race relations have gotten worse under Obama.

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[Editor’s Note: See the original Gallup results here.]

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  • Brewster

    The CBC and so called Black Leaders in America such as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton are the biggest promoters of racism in America. To be honest it is hard to pay attention to the word racism any longer with any believability.The sad part is the above mentioned folks have brainwashed a who community of people in America to their determent.

  • Question Diversity

    That almost half of blacks polled compared to less than a third of whites are saying that race relations have improved since the start of the Hopeychanger Regime means that a lot of blacks have a different definition of “race relations” — They seem to think that “race relations” means black power, especially black power taken as a zero-sum game at the expense of whites.

  • olewhitelady

    You have to wonder what percent of blacks would say that race relations are now worse than they were under Jim Crow, Reconstruction, or slavery. To some, blacks are always worse off at any given moment than they ever were before.

    Many blacks have probably reached a zenith of dissatisfaction now that a fellow is, purportedly, the world’s most powerful person. His election didn’t magically make all of them richer, smarter, or more desirable to whites. Many whites are totally disheartened with the black Prez who was supposed to make all the ghetto folks sing Kumbaya with their white brothers and sisters. Criminal blacks are now more aggressive than ever, and, whether or not a black Prez caused the situation, it’s happening on his watch. And these lawbreakers are coming into white areas and targeting whites. Who could possibly think race relations are better?

  • WR the elder

    It is disturbing when you realize what magical thinking so many people engage in. Blacks don’t get along well with whites because they’re taught by the media, the educational system, and especially black “leaders” that whitey is the cause of all their problems. Whites don’t get along with most blacks because too many black people tend to be loud and irresponsible when they’re not outright criminal, and when too many of their children are in a school education stops. What fool could have thought that having Obama in the White House would change any of those things?

  • Lactaesha Lincoln

    70% said they thought race relations would improve? Then they have to be the stupidest 70% of people on the planet! Did not Obama sit on his skinny behind in the pews of a black racist church for twenty years? The church in which the minister said “God d**n America!” The church that hates white people? Even Oprah Winfrey had the smarts to leave that church before anyone noticed she was a member. But what did Obama do? He flat lied. He said he didn’t know it was a hate-whitey church. A Harvard Law grad, after 20 years of attendance, said he did not know what was taught at that church. Prevaricator! How could anyone, knowing these facts, possibly imagine that race relations would improve under the white-hater Obama?

  • Anonymous

    I received the following reverse racist post after pointing out that the film the Help ( about black maids) didn’t tell the story. I wrote about being a white maid working with black women during the same time period – it made her furious:”

    Peas and Cougars

    August 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Oh, please. Were you ever denied the right to go to a school or college because of your skin color? Were you ever denied access to the best hospital because of your skin color? Were you ever ran out of town because of your skin color? And don’t go and tell me that some point in the past white people were slaves too because that’s nothing you or your family have experienced. You have never experienced racism before and to say that your being poor and having a crappy job is anything like racism is completely ludicrous and downright offensive. Being a maid is nothing like slavery, because, guess what?! You can change your status – you can get an education, you can get a better job, you’re paid, you’re not forcibly separated from your family, you’re not beaten, you can inherit property and money, you can quit your job, the law doesn’t turn a blind eye if you’re killed… I could go on and on.

    And guess what, you may not want to admit it, but “white guys” are the “bad guys” in American history, and, quite frankly, your attitude of being a white “victim” is part of the ongoing problem. The fact is, white people have always had the power and position in America, which means they can’t experience racism because white people aren’t disempowered as a group, which is how racism works. Any effort to redress racism as a crime against white people is itself racist.

  • Istvan

    For whites they’re worse. Violence and murder up. The right to a government job abrogated (other than getting killed for big business via the military).

  • Anonymous

    I think race relations have improved tremendously. More whites then ever before have been forced, often by the beatings they personally experienced at the hands of blacks, what the reality of race is.

    “Race relations” has always been a lie. The average person understands them as blacks and whites living together as equals in the same communities…peacefully. The reality is quite different. Blacks “relate” to us by raping, robbing, murdering, often torturing any vulnerable whites that cross their paths. Creating almost nothing, they leech from us parasitically. A great many worthy whites with a lot to offer society, instead, live in poverty so that a black person can pretend to do their job and force other whites to take up the slack.

    Extreme hypocrisy and segregation have been necessary to keep up the illusion. Blacks, all of whom know full well what the real deal is, understand that the major occupation for the rare black person who can fake it, is presenting an image of “normalcy” while walking among whites. Most blacks cannot do this….can not even be seen by whites without immediately awakening them to racial consciousness. No blacks actually are the image they present. Instead, they are this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti1dHabjH3k

    They are paid WELL to act like this. Not to do a job but to act the roll to trick whites, who see no other blacks in their lives, into thinking “race relations” are other than what they are.

    Obama has improved the situation dramatically….making it nearly impossible to maintain the facade anymore. Blacks, being of extremely limited intelligence, perceive this as not having to pretend anymore. Which is why they are randomly attacking whites with mob violence. They do not understand what is going to happen when whites, on a large scale, are forced to admit they cannot live in peace with blacks anywhere nearby.

    That is a good thing.

  • Peejay in Frisco

    I don’t know if race relations are better now than they were 5 years ago or not, at least where I am (Bay Area,CA) but they are vastly better than they were in the 1970s and early 1980s, when blacks were shooting whites at random all the time. My only guess as to the reason for this change is the much higher incarceration rate for blacks now as opposed to then.

  • Charlotte

    The comments section associated with this story is a must read.

  • sbuffalonative

    Far from uniting the races, the election of President Obama has exacerbated the racial blame game.

    Race relations are getting worse. The economy is in a downward spiral and blacks are growing increasing angry. Only they’re not angry at President Obama; he’s the prefect president. They’re angry at white, Tea Party, Republicans ‘who can’t stand the idea of a strong black man in the White House’. Their anger and hostility are growing.

    Glen Beck has said that if President Obama doesn’t win re-election, he believes there will be race riots. I wish I made that prediction.

  • Anonymous

    They’re far worse. Blacks expected favors and now demand them, so whitey must pay again. Many blacks have taken it to mean that it was opened season on whites, so violence, Hate Crimes against us have increased exponentially. I have doubts that this will end soon. Just wait for this election. Whites are going to have to watch out, no matter what results.

  • Anonymous

    what Glenn Beck is doing is scaring whites into voting for obama, during the first election the same thing was said and now black mobs are attacking whites all over the US ……

  • Anonymous

    6 — Anonymous wrote at 7:05 PM on August 25:

    I received the following reverse racist post after pointing out that the film the Help ( about black maids) didn’t tell the story. I wrote about being a white maid working with black women during the same time period – it made her furious:”

    Peas and Cougars

    August 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    ….”And guess what, you may not want to admit it, but “white guys” are the “bad guys” in American history, and, quite frankly, your attitude of being a white “victim” is part of the ongoing problem.”

    > In fact, there wouldn’t be American history without those evil white men. Ever think of that one? Thought not.

    ” The fact is, white people have always had the power and position in America, which means they can’t experience racism because white people aren’t disempowered as a group, which is how racism works. Any effort to redress racism as a crime against white people is itself racist.”

    This sentence struggles to make sense. So a majority race is ALWAYS racist? So all blacks in Africa are racist, and the neighborhood where blacks are the majority is racist too. In fact, anywhere where a majority type prevails different others will be at a disadvantage? Isn’t that rather a natural state of affairs?

    Of course her last sentence is a declaration that any sort of wrong done to any white cannot be due to racism, no matter how much the black perp may declare that they hate whites.

    And as intensely awful her lot sounds, we have to wonder why she and her kind persist in insisting they live among us when the vast continent of Africa beckons?

  • Anonymous

    The above griping post by a black is such a crock that I have no choice but to reply to each point.

    “Oh, please. Were you ever denied the right to go to a school or college because of your skin color?”

    Yes. We frequently are denied opportunities because of YOUR skin color.

    “Were you ever denied access to the best hospital because of your skin color?”

    We have often been sent to the hospital, and even the grave, because of our skin color.

    “Were you ever ran out of town because of your skin color?”

    Why don’t you ask Jared Taylor?

    “And don’t go and tell me that some point in the past white people were slaves too because that’s nothing you or your family have experienced.”

    It may be nothing to you, only because you are a racist. Yes, Whites have been slaves too. Just because you hate it, doesn’t make it false.

    BTW, neither you nor your family, indeed any blacks in America have been slaves at all. So you have nothing to stand on but your bad attitude and god complex.

    ” You have never experienced racism before”

    We are victims of racism every day. When a black singles out a White for robbery, rape, murder, etc, and it happens a lot, that is racism. When a coddled minority gets up and screams about “White Privilege”, when Whites are denied opportunities because of our skin.

    “and to say that your being poor and having a crappy job is anything like racism is completely ludicrous and downright offensive.”

    And yet you complain about the very same things a few paragraphs above. Hypocrite much?

    “Being a maid is nothing like slavery, because, guess what?!”

    Being denied a grant because your PhD is FAKE is nothing as bad as being raped. We coddle you so much. I wish we would stop.

    “You can change your status – you can get an education, you can get a better job,”

    And you can too…thanks to Whites.

    “you’re paid, you’re not forcibly separated from your family, you’re not beaten, you can inherit property and money, you can quit your job, the law doesn’t turn a blind eye if you’re killed…”

    Pretty much every thing you said is false. All these things happen to Whites, and it’s never a hate crime, or worth investigating, because White life is cheap.

    “And guess what, you may not want to admit it, but “white guys” are the “bad guys” in American history,”

    You may not want to admit it, but you don’t have 1/10th the abilities of Whites. We made America, and the English language you are talking in, and the computer and internet you are using to curse Whites, which you could never have created. We made this land of opportunity. If you hate it, leave the land of the “bad guys” and go to Africa, land of peace and justice. LOL!

    Understand? Blacks contributed nothing to anything. Zero. You have given the world nothing but crime and misery.

    ” and, quite frankly, your attitude of being a white “victim” is part of the ongoing problem.”

    No, your massive hatred and ignorance combined with your insane god-complex is the problem. We create happy, functioning societies (and so does every other non-Black race). All you create are STDs, crime, and lawsuits.

    “The fact is, white people have always had the power and position in America,”

    The fact is, White people created America. That they rose to prominence in their own creation could only be confusing to a total idiot. In no other country would this be considered strange. No one is screaming that Chinese are too prominent in China. What a hateful little troll you are.

    “which means they can’t experience racism because white people aren’t disempowered as a group,”

    We can, and we are. Read the news about flash mobs, the “justice” department, affirmative action, EBT cards, any way in which we are penalized to wipe your sorry behinds.

    ” which is how racism works. Any effort to redress racism as a crime against white people is itself racist.”

    This kind of attitude is proof that you are in fact the racist.

    P.S.

    Get out of my country, you parasite.

  • at sbuffalonative

    there arleady ARE race riots read about the wi state fair attacks

  • (AWG) Average White Guy

    So what’s it going to take to convince the militant multiculturalists that their “experiment” isn’t working?

  • Jimbo

    Most Whites who voted for Obama didn’t do so because they wanted or expected better race relations. Only the wealthy dumb White liberals did. Instead, most White Obama voters were voting against Bush and the destuctive policies of the Republican party. Plus Mc’Cain was a terrible candidate who ran a tired weak campaign.

  • Anonymous

    to anonymous 14 from anon 6

    yes, I wonder why they are fighting to move to south african where they can rule and kill whites and nothing happens! and the climate is great too! seriously , why are they still here? could they be deeply attached to hating whites and are really afraid of the violence of their own kind? Ditto for mexicans who carry the mexican flag but scream racism if asked to go home

  • Topper

    What people just can’t seem to get through their heads is, blacks are never happy, they have never earned one thing on their own and everything we give to them they destroy.

    In Africa they are even less than they are here, they still eat grasshoppers for dinner. Osama is for Osama and could care less as much as he can get for himself and the most he can damage the white race is all he seems to care about?

    I think his true goal might be a Mosque on every corner kind of like the KFC?

  • Anonymous

    Yes race relations are getting worse in the USA, summed up in 3 words.- black flash mobs

  • AvgDude

    Race relations will never improve because literally 50% of blacks are so utterly immoral and unintelligent that it’s not possible to trust them nor reason with them on any issue. The trashiest ones have one goal in life: get as much free stuff from the government as possible.

  • The Great Kazoo

    But what did Obama do? He flat lied. He said he didn’t know it was a hate-whitey church. A Harvard Law grad, after 20 years of attendance, said he did not know what was taught at that church. Prevaricator

    Although Obama is part of the problem, the REAL problem is a media that heap undeserved praise upon him and give him a free pass on every aspect of his life.

    White hating church? Pass. You are a racist for inquiring about it!

    Thin resume? Pass. You are a racist for looking into it!

    Grades and test scores? Pass. You are a racist for wanting to know!

    Another lavish vacation? Pass. You are a racist for noticing!

    Speeches read from a teleprompter? You are a racist for thinking such!

    See how it works?

    Do the media give such a pass to Obama’s opposition? Did they to George Bush? How about to Sarah Palin? To Ron Paul? The Tea Party?

  • NBJ

    The comments section of this article really ARE a must read. I spent nearly an hour reading them so great was my delight in what looks like more White awakening. I’m beginning to see that the election of Obama really has done more for our cause than any other thing in a very long time.

  • Anonymous

    Racial relations have clearly gotten worse. I’ll admit to being hopeful that the election of the first african president would have a positive impact on the african culture and community but it has had the exact opposite effect. The african culture and community is the worst I have ever seen in my 43 years. They have been emboldened to behave in a much less inhibited manner which has revealed the true hate they harbor for whites and the white culture. And as a result my tolerance of of them and their culture has declined significantly.

  • ATBOTL

    “August 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Oh, please. Were you ever denied the right to go to a school or college because of your skin color? Were you ever denied access to the best hospital because of your skin color? Were you ever ran out of town because of your skin color? And don’t go and tell me that some point in the past white people were slaves too because that’s nothing you or your family have experienced. You have never experienced racism before and to say that your being poor and having a crappy job is anything like racism is completely ludicrous and downright offensive. Being a maid is nothing like slavery, because, guess what?! You can change your status – you can get an education, you can get a better job, you’re paid, you’re not forcibly separated from your family, you’re not beaten, you can inherit property and money, you can quit your job, the law doesn’t turn a blind eye if you’re killed… I could go on and on.

    And guess what, you may not want to admit it, but “white guys” are the “bad guys” in American history, and, quite frankly, your attitude of being a white “victim” is part of the ongoing problem. The fact is, white people have always had the power and position in America, which means they can’t experience racism because white people aren’t disempowered as a group, which is how racism works. Any effort to redress racism as a crime against white people is itself racist”

    If white people are so bad, why don’t you move to a country where where there are no white people?

  • Chicagoan

    We certainly have had waves of flashmobs all over the country. Perhaps that’s what is meant by improvement.

  • Anonymous

    “The fact is, white people have always had the power and position in America, which means they can’t experience racism because white people aren’t disempowered as a group, which is how racism works”

    Liberal, Blacks and other anti-Whites often use this The Disempowered Group Argument, DGA, to claim that racism is only applicable to White people.

    But it is fallacious argument. The DGA uses the “group” term but quickly cuts off any discussion about the groups. Anti-Whites like to have it both ways: we all one group: Americans, but they add, “Don’t forget the White bad group is doing bad things to the Black good group.” And that is the end of the discussion about groups.

    If the argument is about groups then that open ups the debate to include the character and attributes of the different groups. It should be a discussion of the nature of the White group verse the nature of the Black group.

    As soon as the anti-White person brings up group the pro-White person must turn the discussion to groups.

    As every intelligent American knows it is very important for the safety of both White people and Black people that the White group have all the power in America.

  • Don’t want the ADL to get me fired

    “I’ll admit to being hopeful that the election of the first african president would have a positive impact on the african culture and community but it has had the exact opposite effect.”

    I read his book when he was still a Senator. His hatred of Whites came through clearly. Knowing that hundreds of federal programs are run by hard, hard core White leftists and black radicals I was familiar with them and suspeted that his Mother and White grandparents were communists.

    I checked the old FBI databases and sure enough, grandpa Dunham had an FBI file going back to World War 2 when he worked at a war material factory in Kansas. First time I heard of Frank Marshall Davis head of the communist party of Hawaii and grandpa Dunham’s best friend was when I read grandpa Dunham’s FBI file.

    Obama’s great uncle on his Mother’s side also has an FBI file as a communist. That great uncle worked all his life at the University of Chicago. That may have been one reason Obama went to Chicago after law school, so great uncle could connect him with communist circles.

    When World War 1 broke out Lenin and the rest of the communists planned a White workers revolution in every country in Europe. It was totally impossible because the workers were very patriotic, joined their armies in droves and supported the war effort.

    So in 1915 Lenin decided to play the race card as he put it. The commies then went after France and England in their numerous colonies. USA had a grievance non White group right at home, the blacks. Upon their official founding by Armand Hammer’s father Julius in 1919 they infiltrated every black and slobbering sniveling White help the black’s organization in the country.

  • Anonymous

    Here is something from a black congressman. Apparently criticism of Obama is racist and discriminatory.

    “There’s another thing the press seems to not get. A lot of African-Americans that I’ve talked to, most of them say that they ‘feel this President has been treated unfairly.’ They believe he has done every single thing in his power to try to create jobs, to try to make sure this economy moves forward. He’s gone against just fierce opposition. I think, I mean if you look at the evidence, that’s true. He’s accomplished a lot in the short time he’s been President. But the fact is, it has not been easy and will not continue to be easy,”

    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said on “Morning Joe” this morning.

  • literally, the 4th amendment

    Yeah, things are bad. Yeah, they’ll probably get worse. Fully practice the Constitutional Rights that are yours still. And do not let anyone pry them from your clutches.

    We have the 4th amendment right to choose our friends, our jobs, the people to whom we give our money, the churches at which we worship. I choose which movies I’ll watch, which music I listen to. Modern technology has freed me so that I can enjoy Beethoven’s music or Shakespeare’s plays in my own home, and I don’t have to watch Will Smith or Denzel Washington movies or watch Oprah or listen to hip hop bad-for-the-soul.

    I think life is good. I live in my own little White American bubble, and I have the Constitutional Rights to do so.

    Excuse me now. I am going to watch a John Wayne movie on DVD.

  • Anonymous

    #15 – If I could make a humble suggestion. I find it unlikely that any black person actually wrote that post. So responding to it is of limited worth.

    Instead, ponder who did write that post. The vast majority of blacks are simply too stupid to engage in this sort of back and forth or to raise trouble politically, socially etc. Their baliwick is violent crime, not internet posting.

    So, who wrote the post? Who handles the PR, the media, the government and courtroom angles for blacks? Who pretended to be black in order to trick us into thinking we have a conflict among equal opinions rather than roaming mob of psychopaths to deal with?

    Who has been doing this for 60 to 70 years now. It’s not really a secret although it is taboo to talk about.

    However, I invite people to notice how out of character that post is with what all of you know blacks are really like. And to ponder what it means that someone of another race wrote it with obvious ulterior motives. What race gets caught repeatedly doing this? What implications does that have for any reasonable attempt to fix race problems in this nation.

  • ProudtobeWhite

    Blacks aren’t concerned with race relations, they want nothing to do with Whitey. What they do want is free stuff from da gubmint, and they harbored unrealistic expectations that Obummer would give them all well-paid federal jobs because they are black…

  • AmericaFirst

    ATBOTL: “If white people are so bad, why don’t you move to a country where there are no white people?”

    Exactly. That would require them to do what the ancestors of every one of us, descended from European immigrants did, putting their pasts behind them, as well, often, their culture, language, and everyone and everything that they knew. Blacks have NEVER been prevented from leaving the U.S., or any other white-ruled country. As a matter of fact, they LOVE being around whites: in apartheid South Africa, the border guard tried to stop blacks from the rest of Africa from sneaking INTO South Africa, to no avail. Millions still came in, preferring the “horrors” (phraseology courtesy of the liberal press) of apartheid to freedom to starve, and live in filth, degradation and poverty in black-ruled countries. Guess what: every one of us or our ancestors could have said “The rulers of (name the country) owed us, so we’re demanding reparations.” One of the reasons we have no respect for the blacks in this country generally is their immature complaining and love of victimization. Lot easier to look for handouts than earn anything your self.

  • antimarxist

    White people, even some left leaning ones I know, are fed up with black excuses for their actions. I know some people who used to be liberals and college teachers who joined the tea party. Black culture encourages people to be hateful and uneducated and to have a shallow materialistic value system. Blacks are like children that every other race has to look after and we are tired of it.

  • Anonymous

    A too glib quip is “If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you’

    re not a racist, you should vote against him in 2012 to prove

    you’re not a fool” More soberly, scrutiny of the President’s background and known biographical facts ( not all that many, BTW) give a hollow ring to characterizing him as a BLACK President. He comes off more as a verbally gifted dissembler who re-weaves the facts of his life. There is little indication that race as American Blacks know it played any appreciable role at all in his formative years. That sort of “creativity” does erode positive race relations and should.

  • Fer de Lance

    @10Charlotte:

    The comments section associated with this story is a must read.

    @24NBJ

    The comments section of this article really ARE a must read. I spent nearly an hour reading them.

    YES. Please, everyone read the comment section. I took Charlotte’s advice and couldn’t tear myself away. It was long after midnight and two hours later when I finally finished reading them. They are full of hope and insight, but the language is a little coarse. Some were downright brilliant, especially the answers to Black Lawyer — he is blown out of the water. We are not alone!

    I’d start reading now because so many of these comment sections are disabled when they become too pro-white.

  • hugo

    It is unfortunate that so many blacks are milking the welfare system. The EBT as a way of life crowd, are making it more difficult for those who truly want to work, black and white, but are temporarily unemployed.

  • exconvictwhitey

    Most whites don’t realize that incarceration is not a threat to blacks. Additionally there is no more space. Having served time in a state with a large black population blacks were 9 to 1 for every white guy I have seen it. Thus the flash mobs. When these blacks if they are arrested etc and jailed the guard is their homey from their hood; the rest are either their homies or their relatives. They have every luxury phones lobster wine etc brought in by guards who are their bloods gang member. Any drugs, too. The guards are mostly female so sex is included. These mobs will get worse because there is no punishment.

  • Tim in Indiana

    Anonymous wrote at 1:12 PM on August 26:

    ponder who did write that post. The vast majority of blacks are simply too stupid to engage in this sort of back and forth or to raise trouble politically, socially etc. Their baliwick is violent crime, not internet posting.

    I think you’re forgetting that those who are called “black” come in all sorts of different colors and mixtures, from quadroons to octoroons and beyond. Invariably, those who are the biggest troublemakers and rabble-rousers have some mixture of white genes in them. Also, even Africa has some full-blooded blacks that are able to operate a computer, at least in a limited fashion (the Nigerian email scammers, for example).

  • Anonymous

    Race relations in the long run have to suffer when figures like

    King and Obama under scrutiny are revealed to be to an undue extent a media creation rather than the inevitable and pardonable mere media enhancement. President Obama as a person has some positive features but his involvement with race appears to be something woven into his biography –not something intrinsic to it.

  • Sincerely Concerned

    I have an example by way of what happened to me today. I was on a website that reported a story of how some young male basketball/student hopefuls were scammed by a black man as shown in a photograph within the article. When some commenters stated that the kids or their parents should’ve known it was a scam (it only cost $500 to go to this “prep” academy, and was to include food, housing, and laundry for the year), they were called RACIST. When I asked the commenters accusing these people of being racist to provide proof of their bigotry or racism, guess what? I was called a NAIVE, RACIST, BIGOT. Amazing. I am FAR from any of those three epithets. Race relations will not get anywhere in this country until perhaps the “R” world becomes as bad as the “N” word. Sad!