Poll: 57 Percent of Millennials Oppose Racial Preferences for College, Hiring

Warren Richey, Christian Science Monitor, October 4, 2012

Fifty-seven percent of Americans ages 18 to 25 are opposed to racial preferences playing a role in college admissions or hiring decisions, according to a recent poll of members of the Millennial Generation.

Only 9 percent of respondents said such programs are appropriate to make up for past discrimination, while 28 percent agreed that they are justified to increase diversity on a college campus or in the workplace, the survey found.

The poll comes a week before the US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a potential landmark case challenging the constitutionality of the use of race in admissions to the University of Texas at Austin.


By targeting respondents ages 18 to 25, the survey explores the views of a cohort of Americans who recently faced college admissions decisions and/or competition for employment.

Despite respondents expressing significant opposition to affirmative action in college admissions, only 15 percent said they believed they were hurt by their race or gender, and 8 percent said they were helped by affirmative action.

Overall, 69 percent of respondents said they were not affected by racial preferences in college admissions, the report says.


When asked generally whether they support or oppose the use of affirmative action to help blacks or other minorities get ahead because of past discrimination, 47 percent of Millennials said they oppose it, while 38 percent supported it.

“The racial differences on this question are striking. Less than one-in-five (19 percent) white Millennials favor programs designed to help blacks and other minorities get ahead because of past discrimination, while nearly two-thirds (66 percent) are opposed,” the report says.

“By contrast, three-quarters (75 percent) of black Millennials and more than six-in-ten (63 percent) Hispanic Millennials favor such programs,” the report says.

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  • MarcusTrajanus

     “The racial differences on this question are striking.” Most young White people don’t like being discriminated against for “past discrimination” they didn’t commit. Who could have predicted such a thing.

    • jedsrael

      18 years from now, the stats will show us what the first White minority generation in America thinks about Race.  We all know that they will think about Race the same things thought by Hinton Rowan Helper, but they’ll never admit it.  Minority status for White won’t be a blessedness of Sacred Status for them as it has for the Diversity Hustlers. 

    • jedsrael

      These are the Whites are are acutely aware that talking while White (TWW) is a hate crime:


      The term “illegal immigrant” is “racist and classist” and puts illegal immigrants at risk of “having their [rights] taken away,” a professor of African American Studies at Temple University said while speaking on a roundtable last month.

  • jedsrael

    This is Bad News for us, and we need to have it censored under Blashemies Against Our Future laws.

    Reporting that White youth hasn’t embraced the Race, Gender, Class mantra of Hate Whitey, Love Diversity will only strengthen our enemy’s ferocity and make the situation much worse for us.

    Any news we like, they like better, because they can use it to grap more power.

    You know it’s true.

    Jared Taylor at Townson University was better for the blacks than the Whites.

    • 5n4k33y3s


    • Are you kidding me? Anyone who will watch the jared taylor video will be astonished by the level of hatred coming from the black audience. That video is a tool of awakening.

  • They grew up in affirmative action integrated classes and now they’re being told that they need to give up jobs for the same minorities they’ve seen coddled for their entire lives.  It’s a bitter pill to swallow. Very few people born after 1980 believe in affirmative action.  Not even the women, Blacks and Hispanics.

    • Barrack Osama

       I was born in 1985. Every kid I grew up with was race realist to the core in their own homes and with close friends. Sometimes they like to pretend they’re part of a victim group (bisexuals, japanophiles, gamers, any group you can imagine can be a victim group) and they “support” cultural egalitarianism and all of that, but say anything negative about marijuana, suggest censoring a videogame that offends muslims, or step on one of their rights for the sake of a faceless minority somewhere, and it’s like you just kicked a beehive.

      Now they’re all stuck paying interest on their useless $60,000 college loans, and they’re mad as hell at everyone.

      • C_C_Conrad

         Maybe one day they’ll grow up, get their priorities straitened and out. 
        www. jackswar. com

  • Puggg

    A 25-year old today was born in 1987, an 18-year old born in 1994.  People born between 1987 and 1994 aren’t interested in remedying “past discrimination” that they’ve never heard of any more than they’re interested in discussing character nuances in Mork and Mindy.

    • 5n4k33y3s

      Things have been bad for American whites as long as I’ve been alive. And that’s almost twice as long as millenials.

  • Barrack Osama

    I wonder what’s going to happen when one of the racial groups that actually fights for its own interests becomes the majority

    Obviously, the instant latinos become a majority, they will lose all propensity for bloc voting and cease to exist as a group with unique racial interests –  literally overnight, or maybe over the course of a sunny afternoon. Once that meter ticks over to 51%, all the Mexican flags will come down, and La Raza will disband. One thing is for certain – they will not abuse their majority status to redistribute wealth from the now marginalized and traditionally wealthier white group to themselves. No way no how.

    • The__Bobster

      One thing is for certain – they will not abuse their majority status to redistribute wealth from the now marginalized and traditionally wealthier white group to themselves. No way no how.

      You’re joking, right? As long as there’s a pocket of Whites left, the Trinos will block vote to suck them dry. I saw this as my town went from 0% to 100% cane-cutter.

  • Major

    God Bless the CSM…..maybe our hope and faith in what we assumed were brain dead sissies…race traitors are finally wising up to the reality of racial discrimination…against them…who pay ( or their parents do ) the freight?

    Maybe they finally see that the open door to the least qualified ( except for skin color ) really prevents them and keeps them from an education they pay for? And being denied equal access to freely associate with those of their own….and form groups to represent their own interests ( as blacks and “minorities” are completely free to do… looking at Townson ) has finally dawned on them that…they need not pay a price for the “hapless”, ignorant, unteachable among them at their expense?

    This is indeed great news….white kids are now aware that they..THEY are the ones who are oppressed. Finally..

  • Bad_Mr_Frosty

    There’s a quote going around,

    “All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war.” — Billy Beck, August 2009

    Godspeed, men of the West

  • 5n4k33y3s

    Good news. I’m looking forward to a precipitous decline in race relations. Any change from the status quo is change for the better.

  • .

    The numbers quoted among white millennials suggests that most of them aren’t buying  the “legacy of slavery” and “white privilege” propaganda pushed by the left. They’re either cowed or just not energized enough to do anything about it.

    • C_C_Conrad

       It is my belief that people, especially whites, will not put up a fight until they have experienced enough serious pain. 

      www. jackswar. com

  • C_C_Conrad

     Just for fun, here is some nice music a non-white.  You won’t be able to understand the words but it sounds nice.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k6Eo-bzh3o&feature=related

    • The__Bobster

      I don’t find listening to off-topic crap from sinophiles to be “fun”.

  • Having been born in ’94 and associating with the Millennials my whole life I am quite qualified to at least explain what I have observed. Most, but not all, are not in any way interested in feeling guilty about some past transgressions they have not caused. This is an unexpected outcome of the Left’s drive for complete autonomy of the individual; they have no ability to feel guilty about something they never freely chose to do. Whatever their parents or siblings did is irrelevant; it is only about what they did. Another factor is that they are fine with openly mocking politically correct subjects but will typically disperse if a Liberal enters the conversational.

    There are many reasons why we tend to keep our mouths shut on the racial issues. First off is that most are fear being reprimanded by teachers or being shunned by their peers for what they have been told are completely unacceptable and evil beliefs hammered into their minds in every aspect of their lives from television to the school atmosphere to the reading sections of the SAT. Second, most have a Colored friend and have the conflicted feeling that their views on race are bad because they would not want to think any less of their Colored friends. I try to explain to them that being a racialist/race-realist does not require you distance yourself from Colored people, although that should be the natural response, but rather you should recognize what is occurring around you and to you as a member of a legitimate racial group.

    This fails to convince most who have been so brainwashed into thinking that what they naturally thinking is wrong and so live their lives with this ‘dirty little secret’ out of fear of being shunned or ridiculed. I would like to consider myself as an example for these people as my racial views are well known and I can have Colored acquaintances, who, by the way, actually respect me for being honest.

    • Sloppo

      It appears to me that you are on the right track and WAY ahead of where I was at your age regarding those issues.  I believe many of the PC multiculturalists will some day feel like the naked Emperor in the the Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.  I also believe people like you will be respected for not being foolish even when foolishness was fashionable.  

  • The__Bobster
  • I think the explosion in college tuition is primarily related to the easy-to-get credit from student loans.  The flood of people with accepted loans allows colleges to keep hiking tuition without concern about people not being able to pay the higher amounts. 

    I think getting the government out of student loans and having would-be applicants work with private banks instead would be good for all concerned– (1) the taxpayer, who is no longer getting stiffed every time someone defaults on their loans, (2) the nonserious student who wants to incur $80K in debt for a useless basketweaving major, as being rejected from a private bank would be doing him a great favor, as he won’t be saddled with a huge debt to pay off and no job prospects due to the weak or no degree attained, and (3) actual college students who find their tuitions lowered due to the reduced applicant demand.

    Ending free trade by placing tariffs on foreign products and using the tariff revenue generated to exempt domestic manufacturing from taxation would also help reduce tuition.  By creating more manufacturing jobs, people can earn a decent living without needing to go to college first, further dropping demand.

    • We must be distant cousins.

      It’s easy:  When more people think they need a product or service by de facto necessity, and the public policy of the times divorce people attaining that product or service from their ability to afford it, then the people selling that product or service are in a condition of virtual cartel monopsony.  In other words, the sellers can charge almost what they want, within a relevant range.  Obviously, State U couldn’t get away with charging semester tuition of $1 million (yet), but they can charge $20,000 when the market would ordain $10,000.

  • The need for affirmative action (and if so, how much of it) is a legitimate cause for ongoing debate been American whites and minorities.  But that’s only half the story, and I wouldn’t want Americans to be serving as useful idiots for foreign nationals by forgetting the other half: namely, universities seating foreign nationals over qualified Americans (of any race) and companies hiring foreign workers over Americans by way of foreign worker visas such as H1-B’s or the 29-month OPT program for foreign students: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9227688/Obama_expands_OPT_visa_program_for_foreign_students_  , etc.

    Words cannot begin to express how nauseatingly foolish Americans appear to mainland Chinese and other foreigners when we bicker amongst themselves over affirmative action at State University while forgetting about the thousand or so foreign nationals State U is accepting each year instead of American citizens.  American universities and business should be investing first in Americans before considering those overseas.  Personally, I would much rather lose a job or university placement to a minority American than a foreign national, regardless of the latter’s capabilities.   As Americans of all races are losing US-based jobs and university placements to foreign nationals, we can and should meet common ground here even if we disagree over AA.

  • Everyone who knows me knows my beliefs; I do not hold back. Therefore, I cannot actually answer your question. It seems to me that people treat their Colored friends as exceptions to the rule and therefore think of them as equals, i.e. basically color-blind.

  •  I use the terms Colored and Negro as a result of my reading Julius
    Evola. He made it clear that as Traditionalists we should not abandon
    terms to kowtow to Modernity. That I am being interrogated as suspect for using descriptive terms that we all should be using is ridiculous. Should I be using the term “African-American”, would that make you happy? Would that make my story more believable?
    Is it not true that the other races are Colored? Lothrop Stoddard
    organized them along the lines of Red, Black, Brown, and Yellow, aren’t
    all of them darkened colors in comparison to White?

    People here should be glad there exists youth such as myself who are not afraid to say what needs to be said. And yes, I was born in 1994; October 11 to be exact. If that seems implausible that is your problem, not mine.

    • Jay

      Yeah right! Just be honest! No need to make up stuff.

      •  I told the truth. There is nothing more I can say. Either believe me or don’t, your call.