31% Say Race Relations Getting Better, 32% Say Worse

Rasmussen, January 16, 2013

Despite the reelection of the nation’s first black president, Americans don’t see much improvement in race relations.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 31% of American Adults believe race relations in this country are getting better, but just as many (32%) think they are getting worse. Thirty-four percent (34%) believe race relations remain about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. {snip}


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  • guest

    >>>Despite the reelection of the nation’s first black president…

    Wow! Given that the magical “first black president” detests white people, white history, and white culture, even the opening sentence is a big, fat, propagandistic lie.

    • Sue

      I thought race doesn’t matter. I thought we were all Americans and he was elected because he was the best man for the job (cough), not because he was a black man (which he is most definitely not).

      • guest

        You know, sometimes I wonder just how many black-on-white rapes, assaults, and murders have taken place since I first heard the Obama worshippers float the term “post-racial.” A WHOLE LOT, I’d say.

        • Johnny Clay

          The criminal element in the black community has become empowered since Obama’s election because they figure with “one of us” in the White House, they can do anything they want with impunity.

          • questionable diversity

            they can and they are

          • Liberalsuck

            For now they are getting away with it.

  • Secret Tribunal

    Race Relations are definitely getting much better, and everybody knows it and approves.

    The world is becoming less White through globalization and fundamental transformation. White privilege is now a criminalized Hate Crime punishable on the spot by any Diversity who sees it first.

    As White privilege decreases, improvement in Race Relations increases. It’s called The Evolution of Social Justice, and only a racist Hate Criminal wouldn’t embrace it.

    • libertarian 1234

      LA County sheriff Lee Baca wrote in the LA Times that LA is experiencing what amounts to a black/Hispanic race war and it extends throughout Southern California.

      Wherever blacks and Hispanics live/work in close proximity to each other there are frequent riots and fights.

      Blacks not only fight with Hispanics…and whites to a lesser degree…they fight with everybody, including each other. Asians are bullied and brutalized by blacks in areas that consist of both groups. The Philadelphia School District was threatened with a law suit if they continued to ignore or fail to protect Asian students from black bullying.

      Black on white flash mob attacks are rampant throughout the country, reaching levels that amount to a one-sided race war, as Colin Flaherty reports at:

      Professor Angel Gutierrez, Univ. of Texas is quoted as saying: “We have an aging white America.They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population… I love it. They are shi**ing in their pants with fear. I love it. We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.” Other high-profile Hispanics have been quoted asserting statements just as racist and inflammatory.

      A typical rant from a black Texas school teacher wrote on her social networking site as a comment about the fertilizer explosion in Texas:

      “Its amazing how the “whites” get angry when Obama speaks. Oh well….its most of the whites who is getting blown away. So they will soon be wiped from the earth.”
      These kinds of racist tweets are very common among blacks throughout the country.

      The Black Panthers advocated killing “all the honkeys, all the crackers, and all the pink people and their blond-haired, blue-eyed babies,” and this kind of rhetoric is common with other black groups also.

      Blacks throughout the country are the most racist people on planet earth…bar none. They eat, sleep, and breath race 24/7 to the exclusion of everything else.

      And just the other day Hispanics attacked a Paki in the Bronx, beating him and denouncing him as a F****** Arab.

      The entire world over there are fights between races and ethnicities in every country where there are such mixes, from Europe, to Southeast Asia to India.

      Multiculturalism/multiracialism has been a proven failure throughout world history, and it is causing many problems today, with most of the nations experiencing a large degree of racial/ethnic discontent and many of them are constantly on the brink of civil/racial conflict 24/7.

      Everything you wrote is so nonsensical, ignorant and just plain dumb it’s hard to believe anybody would come to the conclusions you do unless he had a mental disorder…..or living in a cave unaware of what the real world was all about.

      • Secret Tribunal

        Telling the White community about Diversity violence has been deemed a Hate Crime against Federally-funded Diversity Is Our Greatest Strength, Inc.

      • pcmustgo

        “Blacks not only fight with Hispanics…and whites to a lesser degree…they fight with everybody, including each other.”

        I can second this… I’ve been in diverse environments where Blacks start fights with everyone. Everyone. Every other ethnic group.

        • pcmustgo


          • pcmustgo

            Blacks and Puerto Ricans Live to Fight. Even the educated ones love fighting.

        • MBlanc46

          It’s their favorite sport. They like it better than basketball. And if there are guns, it’s even better.

          • Anon12

            I watched the old movie yesterday “The Pride Of The Yankees” about Lou Gerig. How I loved seeing NOTHING but White people in that movie when America was mostly White! The stands had thousands of ALL White people in them at Yankee Stadium!. No black/White couples, no White/asian couples, etc. etc. NO biracial kids could be seen anywhere!

            .Did my soul good to remember how America USED to be and the way we need to make it again.

          • MBlanc46

            I remember those days. There was one black family in the town I grew up in and they’d been there since before the Civil War. It’s still not fuxated, but there’s section 8 housing on the south side and I wouldn’t want to send my kids to the high school that they built out there.

        • liberalsuck

          Blacks accuse whites of having ‘white privilege’, yet when other groups do better than them, somehow then it is ‘exploiting black people.’ They never think, “How could we learn from them? What are they doing that is keeping their communities and lives in order?”

      • questionable diversity

        its because blks and hisp war over drug sales but racially they are joined forces against whites.

      • Gerónimo Anónimo

        A typical rant from a black Texas school teacher wrote on her social
        networking site as a comment about the fertilizer explosion in Texas:

        “Its amazing how the “whites” get angry when Obama speaks. Oh well….its
        most of the whites who is getting blown away. So they will soon be
        wiped from the earth.”
        These kinds of racist tweets are very common among blacks throughout the country.

        Perhaps one of her own will wipe HER from the face of the earth. That would be proof positive of the existence of poetic justice.

        • Katherine McChesney

          I think she was fired and lost her pension.

    • libertarian 1234

      If I hadn’t read so many other posts from self-hating, white leftists saying similar things, I would have recognized the satire and sarcasm, but you sounded a bit too serious for that.
      A little more exaggeration would have made your intent plain.

  • bigone4u

    Race relations will be perfect after the left achieves its goal of exterminating whitey. After all, we know that only whites can be racists. We do know that, right Eric Holder?

  • The__Bobster

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 31% of American Adults believe race relations in this country are getting better, but just as many (32%) think they are getting worse.

    I want to see these results broken down by race. We might be surprised by what we see.

    • Jefferson

      I have met some left wingers who believe race relations in this country are still bad because “White privilege” in their eyes has not been completely destroyed yet.

      They believe race relations in this country will not get better until the percentage of Blacks in prison reflects the percentage of Blacks in the U.S as a whole.

      Dream on, the day Blacks make up only 13 percent of the U.S prison population is the day Dennis Rodman becomes a member of MENSA.

      • There is a place where “the percentage of blacks in prison reflects the percentage of blacks” in this place as a whole.

        The state of Mississippi.

        Where elections are basically racial headcounts.

      • Cid Campeador

        How many of you REALLY believe that the Blacks represent only 13% of the population? Does this also count Haitians, Jamaicans and other Caribbean islanders, Solomon Islanders and Africans?

  • Oil Can Harry

    Are race relations improving? Check out the the New York Daily News’ two most popular stories:

    • pcmustgo

      That first link shows a Black on Hispanic/Puerto Rican fight. The girl with the red hair looks Puerto Rican to me. Puerto Ricans love, love, love dying their hair red. Just saying.

      • Oil Can Harry

        Correct, it was a sista vs Latina brawl.

        The second vid was more disturbing as the black subway thugs surrounded the cops and were trying to work up the nerve to bumrush them.

        • pcmustgo

          Interesting, the Black Muslim in the 2nd video link tells the Jewish guy “You think you’re better than me!” I’ve heard this out of the mouths of Blacks often enough, that exact quote, “you think you’re better than me because you’re white!”

          Shirley Sherrod, that USDA Obama appointee fired and re-hired for reverse racism also mentioned in her talk to NAACP blacks that the white farmer was talking in a way that showed he thought he was superior to her. I guess talking white and fancy and all and assuming she was an intellectual inferior.

          Large portions of Blacks have this inferiority complex , I guess.

          Of course, the truth is, most whites, including white liberals and kind do-gooders, DO think they’re better than blacks- morally, intellectually, etc.

          But yeah, this is often used as a pretext for violence against whites. Whites think they’re better than Blacks and therefore deserve punishment, revenge, violence, etc

          • Alan

            Actually, she went out of her way to help the White farmer and his wife. You apparently did not follow the story or you are being purposely dishonest and disingenuous.

        • Xerxes22

          Those cops should be issued electric cattle prods like they were down south and the authority to use them as they see fit. They would clear that subway car very quickly.

    • brengunn

      That second video, talk about working in a hostile environment. It’s like they’ve been parachuted into the the depths of Africa, surrounded by hostile natives screaming and shouting. That girl deserved what she got, she was looking for it.

  • Anon12

    Don’t ya just love all these polls? They pull these numbers out of a hat . I have never been polled, have you?

  • pcmustgo

    Trust me, it’s getting worse.

    • Tidal Wave

      If the large numbers of mixed raced couples where I live are any indication, then I would have to disagree with you.

      • pcmustgo

        What kind of Mixed Race couples? What, typical white male/asian female couples? Black Male/White female? Sorry, they’re aren’t that many of them, and they’ve made race relations worse, as Black females and Asian males are very hurt by that.

        • IstvanIN

          I see every combo you can imagine here in NJ. I frequently fall ill.

        • Not Politcally Correct

          Yes there are. You must be in denial.

        • Anon12

          The only race I am concerned with is the White race. I do not care one whit if other races, mexicans, blacks, jews, arabs, oriental, etc… miscegenate whatsoever. Our concern should only be the WHITE race mixing with other races.

        • Edna

          Yes there are too.

        • Garrett Brown

          There are quite a few actually.

        • anonymous

          I’m seeing more white female/black male couples or young white women with a mulatto baby even out here in the Midwest and it makes me sick as well. I can’t even go one day without seeing one somewhere. Mixed race relationships, mixed race adoptions and mixed race breeding should not be illegal, but they shouldn’t be encouraged. White parents should disown their children for doing that. Tell them, “You can have nonwhite children, you can date or marry a nonwhite, but I will never support you, I will never support your mixed race children, they are never welcome in my house and I will never give you another dime if you do any of those things. I will respect your right to do those things, but I will never support you.”

          • anarchyst

            This is why in halcyon days, women were not afforded the right to vote. Miscegenation is the “fruit of paradise” that Adam and Eve were warned not to eat. Eve tempted Adam . . . the rest is history . . .

          • Katherine McChesney

            Miscegenation had nothing to do with the story of Adam and Eve. And to dispel a myth, Eve did NOT have sex with the serpent. Cain, Abel and Seth were sons of Adam by Eve.

        • Jefferson

          White males who are attracted to Asian women could care less about the hurt feelings of Asian males.

      • george00

        I wish people would tell us where they live when they make comments like that so we could get more out of it.
        In Kansas City, where I live, white men with oriental women is very rare, even white women with black men is rare, maybe 1 or 2 out of 100 couples. Yes I know that’s way too many. When I was in New York City white men with oriental women was a common site, yuke. All I’m saying is don’t assume that just because it goes on where you’re at means it’s going on everywhere.

        • Anon12

          Last night on The Voice I happen to flip through the stations and there was a singer who was half black and half Asian. She was one funny (odd) looking being. It showed her “mother and father in the audience also..Uggg.

  • Proud Westerner

    Actually, the question is too broad to answer directly. You have to look at this issue from so many angles, – region, age, class, demographics, religion. Pardon the pun , but it is not that “Black or White.”

  • Funruffian

    The lemmings who believe Race-relations are improving live in a Lily White fantasy world whilst being on a diet of MSM indoctrination and celluloid garbage. My race relations may have improved with Hispanics, Asians and some Indians, but not with Blacks. Blacks are by far too maudlin, lazy, irresponsible, pernicious and aggravating as a whole. I have learned too much to think differently and I refuse to believe any of the tripe coming from propoganda and the media.

  • LHathaway

    “I’ve been in diverse environments where Blacks start fights with everyone. Everyone. Every other ethnic group”.

    They actually believe they are the victims. Even after assaulting others they still feel they are in the right. This is what they are told, also.

  • LHathaway

    “the day Blacks make up only 13 percent of the U.S prison population is the day Dennis Rodman becomes a member of MENSA”.

    since the black population is so young compared to the general population, and considering that younger people are more likely to be in jail, even if blacks committed crimes at the same rates whites do (and were caught just as often) blacks would still be overepresented in jail.

    • Actually it’s the other way around. Jared Taylor’s “Color of Crime” report proves that even controlling for age, young adult black men commit violent category crimes at a rate eight times that of young adult white men.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Wrong. The rate is 23.6 times greater.

  • Seek

    Say, I have a great idea for improving race relations: No relations.

  • freddy_hills

    “Despite the reelection of the nation’s first black president, Americans don’t see much improvement in race relations.”

    Why would electing a racist mulatto with his head up Jeremiah Wright and Farrakhan’s rear ends help race relations?

  • everyone likes the talented 2%.

    its all the other ones that aren’t very popular.

  • Paleoconn

    Because of the reelection of the first black president…

    There I fixed it.

  • Easyrhino1

    Anyone (White person at least) who thinks race relations are getting better should be required to read the book; “White Girl Bleed A Lot”.

    If you’re not familiar with the book, please Bing or Google the title.

  • Ralph

    I don’t want race relations to get better. I don’t want race relations at all.

    I’m White, and I only want to live among and associate with my fellow Whites–and, hopefully, ones who share a quiet and unshakablbe certitude with me in our Whiteness.

    • one of the best comments I’ve seen.

    • Hadenough

      I totally agree. We can never live as equals because blacks are NOT our equals and never will be. If they were, Africa would have been similar to Europe when Europeans first set foot there. I have no desire to be friends with or prove I’m anything to blacks. I owe them nothing and while I’m forced to associate with some because of my employment, that’s as far as it goes.

  • anarchyst

    It’s long overdue to repeal ALL so-called “civil-rights (for some)” laws. All civil-rights (for some)” laws have done is destroy freedom of association and have made white males “third-class” citizens.
    Every ethnic group has organizations that exclude all others–except whites. As whites, we are not permitted to form institutions that promote our own interests–“civil-rights (for some)” laws do not permit it.
    A backlash is coming–it won’t be pretty, but is necessary. The best thing that could happen would be for all whites (white liberals excluded) to “go Galt” (look it up). When the economic engine grinds to a halt, the other “preferred” races will see what is happening when whites decide not to “go along”.
    A prime example of white genocide is taking place in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Once, the “breadbaskets” of the African continent, these two countries are being destroyed by black-rule. White farmers have been dispossessed of their land and are living in what amounts to “refugee camps” in their own country. So-called “affirmative action” rules exclude whites from ALL government positions.
    The same situation exists here in the USA–Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are not available for white-owned businesses. It helps to have a minority female (a two-fer) apply for an SBA loan. Being of foreign extraction also helps (a three-fer).
    Our esteemed “attorney-general” eric holder has declared that “civil-rights (for some)” laws and “protections” DO NOT APPLY TO WHITES. Google Channon and Newsome murders to see how “civil-rights (for some)” laws work against white Americans.
    Us whites have been effectively disenfranchised in our own country THAT WE BUILT.
    The U S government will not accord “refugee status” to any African whites, despite clear evidence of persecution in their home countries. Of course, our government welcomes black somalian savages (and others) with open arms.

    • Anonymous

      I know people who have no idea about the horrible atrocities committed against Channon and Christopher nor the five Wichita victims, nor Eve Carson, nor Lauren Burk, nor Amy Willard . Their blood still cries out for vengeance.

      • Anon12

        I haven’t met one White person who knows about any of these black on White crimes. They all think what the “media” (the left and the right) report. I blame the Conservatives in the media for this. THEY know the truth!

        They, both sides, wring their hands over all the black on black crimes in Chicago or all the black and hispanic abortions!!!!….Notice how the “conservatives” Rush, etc have mentioned this on their shows. Nary an utterance of black on White crimes. NEVER!

      • Liberalsuck

        More people have heard about Trayvon Martin than they have Channon and Christie. What does that tell you?

  • Ralph

    Notice the implied false premise in the poll that we must all care one way or another about race relations.

    As I wrote earlier, I don’t care about race relations. I don’t want race relations.

    Hey pollsters, next time you do a poll ask: “Do you even want race relations with any non-Whites?” My answer, again: Nope. I treat them as they don’t exist. I avoid social contacts and business with them as much as possible.


    I lived in a NYC housing project when I was a teenager, race relations are worse today by 100%

    • Anon12

      They got 100% worse since the Civil Rights era…DESEGREGATION is what woke many of us up.

  • brengunn

    I’d like to see a racial break down of those in the survey as the meaning is lost when those questioned are all lumped together as Americans,. Who is more content with the racial situation.

  • MBlanc46

    Better only if the world is better with the knockout game, “beat whitey” days at stated fairs, and flash mobs than it was without them.

  • libertarian 1234

    With all the heated rhetoric coming from whites all across the country, it’s difficult to believe that the vast majority of whites do not think race relations are getting worse, which undoubtedly they are.

    Even excluding the drastic increase in black on white mob violence, the black talking heads on t.v., Farrakhan, the Black Panthers, et al, reveal more racist dissension than we’ve ever heard before……EVER.

    I think these polls are rarely accurate. It could well be leftists are behind this one, wanting to create the impression that racial angst has NOT increased under Obama just to help support their favorite boy.

    They use polls and studies to support their views, not find the truth.

  • Ralph

    John Lennon summed up what’s going on in his song Imagine. There are those like Lennon who think if we have one nation, one race and one religion that the world will be a utopia. They work to blend us all together to accomplish their twisted vision.

    Don’t let them blend you. Remain White. It is your right as a human being.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe THAT’S what pissed off Chapman!

      • MBlanc46

        Unfortunately, what pissed him off was lesbian Jodie Foster.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Lennon was an ass. He hated America yet benefited financially from capitalism. He was an abusive white man who was addicted to a demanding, money-hungry, selfish, ball-busting E. Asian.

  • Anon12

    An excerpt form a Christian website for us White Europeans.

    A few days ago
    I heard a radio preacher, a self-professed “biblical Christian,”
    expounding on the Lost Tribes of Israel. It was his decided opinion that
    the Saxons were one of the Lost Tribes of Israel, but having come to
    that conclusion, the preacher felt the need to issue a warning: “Be
    careful – believing this could lead a white person to become a white
    supremacist, which would be the worst sin.”

    ‘White supremacist’ is the phrase liberals and now conservatives as
    well use as a bomb to blow up any white person who says anything to
    suggest that white people and their culture should be protected or
    segregated from the colored races. The liberals and the jump-on-board
    conservatives are not very precise in their definition of ‘white
    supremacist’ because they don’t have to be. No one ever challenges them.
    Once the term ‘white supremacist’ is hurled at the offending white
    person, the white sinner is excommunicated and all who associate with
    him are also excommunicated. As one of those excommunicated white men, I
    would like to challenge the liberal-conservative coalition of
    self-serving, egotistical maniacs and defuse their ‘white supremacist’

    We know very well what images the liberal-conservatives are conjuring
    up, quite successfully, when they use the term ‘white supremacist.’ The
    average white person thinks of white plantation owners whipping their
    slaves, of Ku Klux Klan riders lynching innocent, defenseless negroes,
    of white baseball players trying to spike the good and pure Jackie
    Robinson, of white South Africans gunning down defenseless negroes for
    the pure joy of gunning down defenseless negroes, and of kindly black
    families being sent away hungry from white restaurants. All this and
    more the well trained white thinks of when the ‘white supremacist’
    anathema is hurled at a white man.(1)
    How could white people have any other image of a white supremacist?
    Haven’t they been literally deluged with anti-white propaganda in
    movies, press, and literature for the past fifty years? The truth about
    ‘white supremacists’ is quite different from the liberals’ manufactured
    white bogeymen, but before we defend the ‘white supremacists’ let us
    clarify something: there are currently no white supremacists in the
    strict sense of the word, namely white men who want to rule over blacks.
    There are an infinitude of black supremacists, of Asian supremacists,
    and Mexican supremacists, but there are no white supremacists. The white
    man who still remains a white man does not seek supremacy, he seeks the
    preservation of his race because he loves his people and because he
    believes God has ordained that a man should stay by his own racial
    hearth fire


  • There will be blood on the streets. Thank the jews.

  • Hadenough

    I am one of those who believe race relations are in the tank. In my life experiences, I have learned to NEVER under any circumstances trust a black. Given the right conditions, they will turn on you like a wild animal. What can we expect from people with double digit IQ’s? We can never live in harmony with blacks and for the most part, mestizos, because they know they are not equal to whites and never will be. For that reason, they hate us. There has been this tremendous push by the egalitarian PC crowd to believe what they say and preach, NOT what our eyes see. Blacks and mestizos are from inferior and more primitive cultures and are unsuitable to live in the civilized world. Most of them will require continuing support forced on us by our greedy government and will never be anything but wards of the state. Meanwhile, they continue to multiply in greater numbers than the population who creates the wealth of the world. No one will discuss the REAL reasons for failing schools as the government continues to extract billions from taxpayers to pursue an agenda that will never result in anything but more failure. I am one of millions of white Americans who fled my once quiet, clean, safe, and peaceful neighborhood in a major U.S. city to escape the decline caused by blacks and mestizos who moved in. I now live in a rural area, and hope to live out the rest of my days in peace. I want nothing more to do with blacks and mestizos.

    • Anon12

      Here is just one of many atrocities committed by blacks.He stabbed his 7 month old baby. If there is any reason for abortions and forced sterilization this is it. These kinds of people should never be allowed to procreate. .


      • Ralph

        What do we care if he stabs his own baby? He’s not White and the baby’s not White. They are not our people. Let them reduce their own numbers as nature dictates.

        Free abortions for all non-whites and no abortions for Whites who are carrying a White child.

  • lpd

    The day a cure is found for white males’ sexual insecurities is the day racism ends.