Poll: Americans’ View of Race Relations Down 18 Points Since 2009

Tony Lee, Breitbart, July 25, 2013

A national survey has found that 52% of Americans believe race relations in the country are “very good” or “fairly good,” down from more than 70% from 2009-2011.

According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday, just 4% of Americans believed race relations were “very good” while 48% of those surveyed felt they were “fairly good.”

Respondents were asked: “In general, do you think race relations in the United States are very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad?”

More than four in ten Americans believed race relations were “fairly bad” (28%) or “very bad” (16%).

Among whites, 3% thought race relations were “very good,” 49% “fairly good,” 32% “fairly bad,” and 13% “very bad.”

Among blacks, 6% thought race relations were “very good,” 32% “fairly good,” 25% “fairly bad,” and 33% “very bad.”

Among Hispanics, 3% thought race relations were “very good,” 57% “fairly good,” 22% “fairly bad,” and 13% “very bad.”



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  • Puggg

    I had a feeling this would happen. Everyone was hemming and hawing after Obama got elected that race relations would start to be repaired. I wasn’t so enthusiastic. I knew that Obama’s censored body part was writing checks that his censored body part couldn’t cash, and when utopia didn’t come about, inevitably as it wouldn’t, blacks would get mad, lash out, and whites would react in a backlash.

    Then again, who among us at AmRen really wants race relations to be “good?” (As the media define “Good.”)

    • NeanderthalDNA

      You can’t hide the Truth forever, lol…
      Obama’s presidency may one day be viewed as the BEST thing that ever happened to Whites in this country. There is a divine plan at work here.

      • anarchyst

        You are correct. I might add that the o’bama galvanized the resolve of gun owners like no other with his push for “gun control” (actually whitey control). IF mitt Romney had secured the presidency, there would have been some kind of “compromise” with the democrats that would have abridged our Second Amendment rights. The o’bama has also been the best “gun salesman” the country has ever had . . .

        • Puggg

          Any Democrat President would do that. Only Obama or any other black could do that on the matter of race.

        • dukem1

          Congress and every state governing body could pass the the strictest, most totalitarian anti-gun laws imaginable, and five years from now we’d have Tavis Smiley and Cornell West all over TV exclaiming that these laws have a disparate impact on the Black community.

      • sbuffalonative

        After Obama’s first victory, I said that if this had to happen, it’s good that it happened while whites were still the majority.

        I might have thought they would have learned something after the first term but they were all to willing to give him a second change.
        I believe the next black candidate is going to have to be more overtly Afro-centric to placate blacks. After all, blacks are grumbling that Obama isn’t really authentically black. His (or her?) platform is going to have to include how Obama didn’t push hard enough on black issues.

    • CoweringCoward

      Their “good” is the same flavor of re-defining as “peace” being only the absence of opposition.

    • Part of the problem is the definition of “good”. Groids like our First Railway Baggage Porter and the Attorney Shoeshine Boy General talk about “racial dialogue”, but what they really mean is a scripted victimology narrative to which we are expected to listen and apologize on cue.

      • Puggg

        I suspect what they mean by “good race relations” is twofold: 1. No white dissent from The Orthodoxy, and 2. Full miscegenation.

        • Where miscegnation is concerned, if Ariadne enters a relationship with a groid, she’s going to Japan to live with Sayaka’s parents. If she suprises us as an adult, we will sit her down and tell her we don’t have a daughter anymore, and she doesn’t get a cent.

  • kjh64

    Race relations are the same as they’ll always be in any society with different races. When you have different races in large numbers sharing the same living space, competing for jobs, government money and who runs what, you will always have a much more fragmented society.

    • Sick of it

      The way we live today runs counter to almost all of human history.

      • Romulus

        The industrial experiment is an artificial way of living based in finite fossil fuels, that runs contrary to how Humans have lived on earth for tens of thousands of years. It is tangible, but does not comport to natural law. It is unsustainable at current levels of global consumption. Global warming/climate change is a phony narrative intended to convince industrial societies societies to go green by lowering resource depletion, while building alternatives that will yield less Energy by orders of magnitude. Controls will be implemented to keep the peace as we slowly return to natural carrying capacity, through natural and/or medical attrition, slowing food production, resource wars, and migratory shifts.

        • Sick of it

          With real technological development, we could go beyond those resource caps. Of course, you and I know that the ‘powers that be’ don’t like competition or people going off the grid.

    • Romulus

      I must have reiterated those exact words 50 times since I joined amren!

  • Juan Outtamany

    I travel a lot for work.
    Just since the Zimmerman verdict I have notice a change in attitude amongst blacks toward whites. This is my anecdotal observation only. Granted, the garden variety urbanite has the attention span of kittens on crack and it will return to its uncomfortable and untenable status quo… something is certainly different than just a month ago.
    one might even say, more uppity

    • Ed_NY

      They feel empowered, especially with President Idi Amin in office.

      • Juan Outtamany


        Just cutting in line at the airports. I call them out for it and the pretend they didn’t see me and that sort of jolly rat. I always respond, “It is OK, I’m used to it. But we all get to wait equally around here”

      • CoweringCoward

        Mention of this fella makes me remember an old T-shirt graphic. Idi Amin’s photos and the caption “MAN- the other white meat!”

        • OlderWoman

          Wasn’t Idi Amin a cannibal?

          • TheAntidote

            No, Idi Amin Dada was a field marshal and an ethnic cleanser. The cannibal you’re thinking of was The Emperor Bokassa I. If I remember correctly himz palace was across the street from a Catholic girls’ school, and the little prochies in their tartan skirts began to disappear one by one. Indeed, they made their way to Bokassa’s table.

          • Amin was a PoS who promoted itself to “field marshal”. He also awarded himself the Victoria Cross and the DSO. Cannibalism is unsubstantiated in Amin’s case, though believable.

  • Spartacus

    Everybody start getting armed and trained. It’s only gonna get worse, so you have to be prepared. Be sure not only to practice with firearms, but also to learn how to fight with your bare hands, as well as with knives and other weapons that don’t run out of ammo, as they’re gonna be more helpful in the long run.

    • Romulus

      The good thing about news blogs and sites like this one, is how the daily news feeds coupled with the high quality information from so many learned Americans and racial patriots ,enables us to connect all the pieces of the bigger puzzle. All of the issues are easier seen in the light of day and point where we’re going, both here and around the world.

  • bigone4u

    America stupidly thought it was buying racial goodwill by electing that incompetent, unqualified Marxist mystery man Obama as their POTUS. America has learned that blacks are never satisfied and will always stir the racial pot. Race relations are NOT good and never will be good because blacks are too far to the left on the Bell curve, with all that entails.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Blacks are Communists. Their view of equality is that misery lives miserable company. Yeah race relations suck because they want to make whites miserable. I don’t want to relate with black people period because they hate me and my kids because we will never submit to the Globalist plan of subjugating whites. Oh well, gee, could race relations be going down because of all the flash mobs, and murders, and rapes.

      When I relocate outta the District of Communism metro area, I don’t wish to ever see a black face again. Perhaps if whites didn’t have to deal with blacks, maybe race relations would better, but that would foil the global commies’ plans.

      As Robert Frost said ‘fences make good neighbors.’

      • Sick of it

        The ones who don’t deal with them on a regular basis vote liberal. This has actually been brought up before on AR. Your experience gives you insight that allows you to see behind the commonly peddled lies.

        • White Mom in WDC

          Experience is the best teacher

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    For a jolly good laugh, read some of the gushing predictions of peace, goodwill. brotherhood and harmony the lefties made at the time of Obama’s election, and then contrast them with the reality you see before you today.

    • Spartacus

      I still say kidnap white marxists,put them in a van, then just dump them in the nearest black ghetto. Marxists die brutally, blacks go to prison – closest thing to a proper eugenics program we can have at this time.

  • libertarian1234

    “A national survey has found that 52% of Americans believe race relations in the country are “very good” or “fairly good,” down from more than 70% from 2009-2011.”

    If that many people really believe anything other than race relations are a disaster and getting worse we have far too many who are delusional or living in some kind of bubble.

  • Romulus

    Hispanics- fairly good; amnesty on the horizon
    Groids – fairly bad,very bad; victimology being vetted, whites push back
    Whites- fairly good ; head in the clouds liberals

    Exactly what I expected!!

  • Alex Dihes

    Obama and John McCain on the duck hunt.
    Obama shoots and misses.
    McCain: “How strange, Your Greatness, killed duck continues to fly. “

  • Alex Dihes

    Dentist after treatment sheepishly tells the American:
    – Excuse me for God’s sake, but I seem to have removed you a healthy tooth. Now I have to remove the sick one.
    The patient spat, and not arranging expected tantrums, answers:
    – Mr Obama, how fortunate that you are not an eye doctor!

  • JohnEngelman

    I have noticed a greater willingness by whites to discuss black social pathology. I think that is a positive development.

    • OlderWoman

      I have also. More Whites in my apartment building are coming out and expressing their opinions of blacks and their entitlement attitude. Our group is growing. Just this afternoon we witnessed a resident black male becoming unglued and aggressive over our conversation. He verbally attacked us. It was almost funny hearing him express himself in ebonics. We Whites stood up to him at first, then we just watched him rant insanely. We laughed at him for his behavior.

      • JohnEngelman

        Be glad he did not attack you physically. Blacks are not used to having their deficiencies pointed out.

    • I think the reason for this is that black social pathology has become much more “in our face”. With the “knockout king” attacks, for instance, blacks have dispensed with the old motive of robbery, and distilled their malicious stupidity down to its pure essence.

  • Northerner

    A recent Gallup poll asked “Which races get along best?”. According to them, 87% of Americans described race relations between Whites and Asians as “good”. Comparatively, relations between Whites & Blacks and Whites & Hispanics were both rated at 70% “good”. Perceptions about Black and Hispanic relations came in more negatively with only 60% rating it favorably.

  • newscomments70

    The liberals tried to engineer this social experiment. They tirelessly preached multiculturalism in the media and education system. They tried to indoctrinate us, they are even more aggressive with our children. The social experiment failed because of black (and other) crime. When they realized that the social experiment was failing, they aggressively started attacking whites, Tim Wise style. We were blamed for every failing of minority races. Slavery and colonization are grossly exagerated; facts are always taken out of context. Facts and news, both past and present, are voraciously censored. They try to demoralize us and feminize us. Liberal media, which is at record low ratings, is failing. Their disgusting movies are losing money, and their news media is dying.

    I don’t know what will happen next. I see the news about unrest in the Middle East, Egypt, etc. I believe that is our future for awhile, until a resolution is found. Who will win, civilization, or planet of the apes? Paul Ryan believes he will save us all. In Drudge Report, I can see his self-righteous, indignant, liberal face trying to force amnesty on us. Like all liberals, he believes he knows what is best for us; we are too simplistic and ignorant to make those decisions for ourselves.

    I miss being four years old and watching Sesame Street. I saw black and white children playing nicely together. I learned to count in Spanish. I looked up to the kind African-American adults, Gordon and Maria. I thought this was reality. As I grew older, I learned differently. Over the years, 9 innocent people in my family were attacked by blacks…including a little girl and two elderly ladies. I couldn’t believe the extreme cowardice and racism the black people. We didn’t even live in a black community but a 98% white suburb. If 9 people in your family are attacked by blacks, there is no way in hell you could not be “racist”. No justice, no peace.

    • JohnEngelman

      Paul Ryan believes he will save us all. In Drudge Report, I can see his self-righteous, indignant, liberal face trying to force amnesty on us. Like all liberals, he believes he knows what is best for us.

      – newscomments70

      Paul Ryan is a reactionary Republican and an Ayn Rand cultist. He favors amnesty because the business community will benefit from it. Amnesty will enable businessmen to lower wages.

      Otherwise, I agree with much of your comment.

      • Violet

        And an Alisa Rosenbaum cultist.

      • Puggg

        If he was spouting open borders in his younger days, I would chalk it up to being an Ayn Rand devotee. But he himself has said that he’s mostly left that behind, so his open borders treachery now has far more to do with people who write big checks wanting it. And I don’t buy his “Catholic” excuse for one second. It’s just something convenient to trot out. Think of all the Italian surname immigration patriots: Tancredo, Barletta, Arpaio, and it starts there, and they’re at least nominally Catholic.

        Whatever reason he’s doing it, it’s wrong, and the first thing we have to do is to make sure it’s stopped, and if he keeps spouting it, we have to do all we can to exact legitimate political punishment against him, and on top of that make it clear the immigration is the reason for the punishment. It’s like disciplining us dogs for doing doody on the carpet in the house; you rub our noses in the doody then painfully whack us in the hind quarters. We in sorts have to rub Paul Ryan’s nose (and other people’s noses) in the immigration doody they made then spank them, again, metaphorically.

  • IstvanIN

    This just proves that “multiculturalism” has no upsides and is in fact destructive. Each race and religion should have its own territory to lives as it wishes.

  • Funruffian

    If you asked me this question 10 years ago, I would have said, “fairly good”. I was more naive back then too. The question is far too vague and it depends on your situation. And then, it’s all relative. With Blacks and Whites it is very bad. No doubt. You are only fooling yourself if you think they are good. It’s wishful thinking.

  • IstvanIN

    Well, most of the former colonies have precious small white populations which could be removed and relocated. The countries that were settled and built by whites, as opposed to simply colonized, should expel non-whites. Europe, of course, remains white.

  • IstvanIN

    We are certainly a different sub-species, if not a fully different species. Indeed, blacks are the missing link, so to speak, between modern and archaic man.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    There are no “relations”, except between whites and the talented tenth blacks they work with (thus creating the magic negro syndrome so ingrained in many white liberals), and between blacks and their white crime victims. And, of course, blacks and the criminal justice system.
    The pie in the sky belief that we’d all hold hands and drink a Coke after Obama’s election was pure liberal fantasy, typical of the child like mindset that embodies most of them.
    At the time of Obama’s election, I had some nagging doubts about where race relations would go, but I didn’t yet have the tools to accurately describe them (my exposure to sites like Amren did not happen until last year). I guess you could say I was a race realist without knowing that I was one. I figured the “best case” we could in terms of race relations was detente, but certainly not some harmony to usher in a new and peaceful era. I failed to calculate the extent of blacks’ “give an inch we takes a mile” approach to, well, everything, so in hindsight my small glimmer of hope that there would be at least an easing of tensions was foolish.

  • I’m not a hypocrite because Japanese and blacks are not equal. I would be a hypocrite if I posted here every day while having married a white woman. I am only 13/16 white, and I wasn’t lucky enough to find someone like Margaret or Bon while I was single.

    I am expressly not recommending everyone do what I did, even though my wife’s favorite music is from Iceland.