Thinking About a Majority-Minority Shift Leads to More Conservative Views

Science Daily, April 8, 2014

Facing the prospect of racial minority groups becoming the overall majority in the United States leads White Americans to lean more toward the conservative end of the political spectrum, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

The findings suggest that increased diversity in the United States could actually lead to a wider partisan divide, with more White Americans expressing support for conservative policies.

Psychological scientists Maureen Craig and Jennifer Richeson of Northwestern University noticed a substantial amount of media attention when predictions were made that the “majority-minority” population shift would happen in 2050 or sooner.

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Craig and Richeson first examined data from 369 White participants who had described themselves as politically unaffiliated in a national Pew Research survey.

They found that participants who had read that California is a majority-minority state tended to lean more towards the Republican Party and rate their ideological attitudes as more conservative than participants who simply read that the Hispanic population had become equal in size to the Black population in the United States.

Importantly, participants’ political attitudes shifted to the right despite the fact that all of the participants had labeled themselves as politically independent.

Another experiment conducted with a nationally-representative sample yielded similar results, showing that White participants who read a press release about the impending majority-minority shift were more likely to endorse conservative policies–even policies that were race-neutral, such as health care reform and increased military spending–than those who simply read about greater geographic mobility.

According to Craig and Richeson, the possibility of a majority-minority shift may threaten White American’s perceived status in the long term, thereby making them more likely to endorse conservative policies in the short term.

Indeed, participants who read that “White Americans are expected to continue to have higher average incomes and wealth compared to members of other racial groups” despite a majority-minority shift did not report more conservative attitudes, presumably because they did not perceive a threat to status.

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“We’re working on ways to present information regarding these very real and important shifts in the country’s racial demographics that don’t engender these type of threat responses and, instead, promote positive relations among members of the majority and minority groups,” Craig concludes.

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  • RebelliousTreecko

    According to Craig and Richeson, the possibility of a majority-minority
    shift may threaten White American’s perceived status in the long term.”

    Or it could have to do with realizing that they will be ruled by people with historical grievances and vengeance against them, who learn to hate Europeans/Whites through the media and history lessons in schools.

    • JohnC

      The funny thing is: there’s nothing for white people to fear. They could be outnumbered by browns 10 to 1, and still destroy them in battle without breaking a sweat. The minute white people realize that brown people are bent on revenge is the minute they wake up and fight back. And when that happens the browns are big trouble. White people come from a long, long line of great fighters and military geniuses. We will never be under the boot of brown people. Ever.

      • bilderbuster

        Try to sell that in Detroit or Miami ect…

      • john miles

        That is am amazing attitude, but the truth is that the issue has never been tested. White people have always had such a technological advantage in war with third world people that the outcome was rarely in doubt. In addition, as politically corrected as white people are now I would not want to bet on us.

      • wildfirexx

        I disagree… the fear of minorities becoming the majority is a reality, and may have convinced some fence sitters to reconsider their looming dark future and think conservative,…but we are headed for barbaric times like the sinking titanic.
        White female slavery is already popular in many parts of the third world, and black on white crimes is escalating without mainstream awareness and acknowledgement, as we continue to lower our guard through affirmative action, and other government policies that undermine our traditional values. By the time the average white person realizes what’s happening it may be to late!

      • Nevsky

        I admire your optimism, however historically whites have been the losers in the game of racial conflict. North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia were once all-white, but now they’re all a sea of brown. We’ve only really succeeded in preserving Europe from destruction, but that was mainly because non-white civilizations have never been able to maintain a foothold within Europe for long. The Mongols, Moors, and Ottomans have all been pushed back. But thanks to the welfare state non-whites are being given an anchor with which to maintain a foothold within our civilization. No longer do they need to muster huge armies and try to cross through Europe’s rough terrain.

        The future is going to be really ugly for us. South Africa is a good indicator of what we are all going to have to deal with a few decades down the road.

      • tetrapod

        True, it’s not the browns, but the beige elites we should fear.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “We’re working on ways to present information regarding these very real and important shifts in the country’s racial demographics that don’t engender these type of threat responses and, instead, promote positive relations among members of the majority and minority groups,” Craig concludes.”

    In other words, “We’re working on ways to lie.”

    And why is it “important” that we have these demographic shifts?

    • baldowl

      Because The Tribe doesn’t like competition.

    • Nancy Thomas

      To make happy a certain hate group that wants our country to be user friendly to them while ruining us totally.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Healthy psychological responses to displacement and degradation of one’s standard of living must be suppressed!

    • Nathanwartooth

      I’m guessing every new news article about the white displacement will have the “but whites will still make a living!” part in it. Should be fascinating to see.

      But I was pretty disgusted when I read that part. This study was only done to find ways to sell this idea to whites without them getting upset about it.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “participants who read that “White Americans are expected to continue to have higher average incomes and wealth compared to members of other racial groups” despite a majority-minority shift did not report more conservative attitudes, presumably because they did not perceive a threat to status.”

    Selfish bastards. Hey, who cares what happens to the rest of the whites as long as my income and status remain the same? This is how this mess happened in the first place — whites willing to sell each other out for status. Many times just the status of saying, “Look at me, I’m not one of those white racists. Aren’t I a paragon of virtue?”

    • JSS

      I’m sure many of those “Whites” aren’t Eskimos. Anyway I’ve heard this system which is designed to turn us away from our traditional cultures and into mindless consumers/status whores as “Judeo capitalism”.

      • RisingReich

        Wonder how long this post will last on here.

    • Nancy Thomas

      Idiot Paul Ryan just recently gave a speech to latinos regarding amnesty and he kept telling them that he was “not a racist.”
      In other words, our “leaders” have to obey the cultural marxist dictates that all whites must be ethnomasochistic lunatics to be accepted.
      A white leader must not show any consideration for whites or show any hint of white advocacy, because surely any hint of concern for whites would be evidence of a DEEP and pathological wickedness!

  • They found that participants who had read that California is a
    majority-minority state tended to lean more towards the Republican Party…

    If someone had already read that California is a majority non-white state before being part of this study, this means that they were sensitive to this news, meaning they were already racially right of center to begin with.

    “We’re working on ways to present information regarding these very real and important shifts in the country’s racial demographics that don’t engender these type of threat responses and, instead, promote positive relations among members of the majority and minority groups,” Craig concludes.

    Translation: Now that we know what hacks white people off, we know how to censor the news.

    • RisingReich

      I expect your translation is spot on the money.

  • D.B. Cooper

    The “Coming of White Nationalism” will hit the smaller European countries first. They are the ones running out of room. There are too many brain dead white people in the United States, and they will either find out too late, if they find out at all.

  • Truthseeker

    This is encouraging. It would suggest that we can win Whites over to our side just by making them aware of what’s actually happening, and how much of a threat becoming a minority is. This is why we need to be well-versed in the facts. They’re our greatest weapon.

  • baldowl

    I always know I’m on the right track when I make a perfectly innocuous comment–free of profanity or insult–that is deemed so inappropriate by a moderator that it must be deleted. It’s true of any deleted comment at any website, but somehow more so here.

    • RisingReich

      Completely agree. I’ve apparently been hitting too close to home lately on here.

      • Romulus

        That would make three of us.!
        Just for your reading pleasure, you ought to check out LOCUST BLOG.
        Hit the menu and you’ll see a treasure trove of essays. One I recently enjoyed was titled “How ww 2 got started”

        • RisingReich

          I liked ‘Vital and Ugly Facts’ – thanks for the nibble.

          • Romulus

            Wilkommen!

      • baldowl

        And it happened again. Incredible.

        • RisingReich

          Yup. I had one deleted on another article here tonight also.

          • baldowl

            “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”


            Voltaire

    • D.B. Cooper

      I’m totally banned from “The Wire”, and I make great efforts to ignore profanity, and insulting people.

      • Nancy Thomas

        I’m banned a few places, don’t feel bad. And I always speak the truth in a respectful manner. The left HATES the truth.

        • Urbane Neanderthal

          SAT Question:

          Sunlight is to vampires like _______ is to leftists…

          A. Macaroni
          B. Rain
          C. Truth
          D. Flatulence

      • baldowl

        I got banned from Real Clear Politics after one of the Romney/Obama debates when The Queen flouted the rules and applauded, for pointing out that she, like most blacks, is no good at following rules, which is why so many of them end up behind bars.

        • D.B. Cooper

          On today’s Drudge Report, there’s a “VIDEO: Woman flips out in diner after being shushed for loudly cursing on cellphone…”.
          First of all people, the woman looks exactly like you would imagine what she looks like.
          Second, after only 6 comments, “Comments for this thread are now closed.”
          Third, one comment was, “Just wanted to take a peek…yup.”, and it received 1139 up votes. I guess I had better post a screen shot before it disappears.

          • Nancy Thomas

            ROTFL!

  • Jim Kental

    White “progressives” are in for a very rude awakening. They will soon find out that their sympathy and support for “civil rights” was as good as taking hemlock. One thought that comforts me is that if and when non-whites take control of America, it won’t last longer than a house of cards. These people simply don’t have the intelligence and self control to run a developed society (Look at Detroit and Camden). America will basically break apart for a while, and the white areas will just have to watch from a distance as the minorities implode their “society”, which won’t take long. Whites will come in and reassume control. Hopefully, they might learn to avoid the mistakes of the past…… and when someone ever talks about “civil rights,” “Diversity enrichment,” or any other destructive ideologies again, that the survivors will run them out of town on a rail. Or put them on a boat to Zimbabwe…. let them integrate there.

    • Nancy Thomas

      The fear is that whites will be exterminated. Read “Into The Cannibals Pot.”

    • WR_the_realist

      Just because a government is hopelessly incompetent doesn’t mean it will fall. No matter how badly the ANC misrules South Africa I guarantee they or an equivalent black nationalist party will stay in power until the last black person is wholly impoverished and the last white person is dead.

      • Jim Kental

        The Marxists will never be able to take the heartland in an all out assault……….

        • WR_the_realist

          Minnesota is part of the heartland and the Marxists already own the place.

      • The ANC wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for all the aid money and diplomatic support coming in from the US and Europe.

  • Romulus

    Did these two dopes just march right of college armed with a degree and pull this study out of their quarters?? Since the creation of the republic, TRUE conservatives have always been.
    Any fool could predict a people becoming more conservative if their being run out of their own country.

    I just found a new hero, Thilo Sarrazin!

  • So CAL Snowman

    This is no different than White kids who huddle together in large groups on the playground for protection at majority non White schools. On a sub-conscious level, most Whites realize that non Whites are not our friends and that being ruled by them is a horrifying prospect. The liberal media is constantly squawking about how horrible it is for non Whites to be ruled by Whites, so White people understand that the inverse is true as well.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Non-whites are in white countries to take whatever they can. The invaders from the 3rd world are nothing but selfish parasites who want to milk dry a civilization they could never create in a million years. They are losers who were failures in their own countries, but now depend on the white man’s charity and misguided compassion in order to satisfy their boundless greed for the white man’s shiny trinkets. At least the European colonizers gave the non-whites modern medicine and technology in exchange for the temporary occupation of their homelands. These foreigners offer us nothing, except disease, poverty, crime, unemployment, illiteracy and white dispossession.

  • MekongDelta69

    The 5,349,728th ‘study’ from an ‘institute of higher learning’ [sic] stating the inanely obvious

  • WR_the_realist

    Now if only some savvy Republicans actually thought that way.

  • MBlanc46

    Sorry, but the Repubs are never going to do anything for whites. All they’re interested in is bigger profits for the globalizers.

  • WR_the_realist

    As more whites realize how rapidly they are becoming a minority they will not merely become more conservative, more of them will become outright white nationalists. The advocates of mass immigration and diversity claim to be against white nationalism but they favor precisely the policies that will encourage it.

    • IstvanIN

      They won’t become WN fast enough or in enough numbers to do any good.

      • Where did you get your crystal ball, and may I have one too?

  • bubo

    Well, march blackness just ended and the NFL season is still a few months away. Maybe we can make some inroads with the brain dead white guys of this country since there’s nothing on TV for a while.

  • JackKrak

    Encouraging that at least some heads are being removed from some a***** but it makes me wonder how high the tide will have to surge until certain elements in SF, Portland, Madison, Austin, etc. get the memo

  • dcc2379

    The real debate is centered around clash of civilization. Either we will be civilized or we will be ruled by a tribe that abhors us. The lack of a Protestant work ethic, even destroyed by shifts in self-esteem and adolescent parenting views, produces lowered literacy, lowered patriotism, and a detested right of private property. Marx couldn’t have made a better plan. (Note: I said civilization, not civilizations, because one is civilized and the other is not. The civilization in question, the heretofore named historic white nation, has had some of its own members working on its suicide.)

  • WR_the_realist

    In the 1950s I would have been a card carrying Democrat. After all, I think that the increasing economic inequality in our country is a bad thing, and I believe that working people should get wages and benefits that allow them to live decently. I am also more pro-environment than 95% of our politicians. Then came the civil rights movement. At first it was about eliminating segregated restrooms, restaurants, and buses. Okay, I can see why that was objectionable, and if that was as far as it went I would have seen the civil rights movement as a positive thing. But soon there was affirmative action, government contracts restricted to minority owned businesses, and forced busing. Then the flood gates of immigration opened up and third worlders just off the boat were getting affirmative action. We now bring in Somalian refugees and immediately put them on welfare, as if we didn’t already have enough blacks of our own doing that. We are required to cheer on our coming minority status. And then there is feminism. The feminists were determined to destroy the nuclear family, and they have largely succeeded. We have entire university departments devoted to hating men and hating whites. Now you are called a hater if you don’t think it’s a good idea for a homosexual couple to be raising children. Soon we will be called haters if we oppose polygamy or pedophilia. I guarantee it.

    So, by keeping the exact same positions all my life I have gone from being a moderate liberal to a far right wing conservative.