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Racism fact sheet

  • Roughly one-third of Trump supporters described blacks as less “intelligent” than whites, compared with about one-fifth of Clinton supporters who did the same. Among all respondents,
    • 22.5 percent suggested whites were smarter than blacks.
  •  40 percent of Trump supporters described blacks as more “lazy” than whites, compared with one-quarter of Clinton supporters who did the same. Among all respondents,
    • 26.8 percent suggested whites were harder working than blacks.
  • 44 percent of Trump supporters described blacks as more “rude” than whites, compared with 30 percent of Clinton supporters who did the same. Among all respondents,
    • 31.3 percent said whites were more well mannered than blacks.
  •  Nearly half of all Trump supporters described blacks as more “violent” than whites, compared with nearly one-third of Clinton supporters who did the same. Among all respondents,
    • 32.8 percent said whites were less violent than blacks.
  •  Nearly half of all Trump supporters described blacks as more “criminal” than whites, compared with nearly one-third of Clinton supporters who did the same. Among all respondents,
    • 33.2 percent said whites were more lawful than blacks.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/06/29/reuters_hillary_clinton_supporters_are_pretty_racist_too.html


Racism in Health Care

                          The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) reports that 64% of Americans believe racism is a problem in health care - 20% say it's a major problem. (www.nccj.org)

                          The NCCJ reports that 60% of African Americans say that race or ethnic background affects getting routine medical care. (www.nccj.org)

                          In 2001, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 10% of white Americans did not have health insurance compared to 19% of African Americans and 33.2% of Hispanics. (www.nccj.org)

                          Heart mortality rates for adults ages 25-64 are almost twice as high among African Americans as whites. Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (www.kff.org.)

Racism in Education

                          The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) reports that 68% of Americans believe racism is a problem in education - 20% say it's a major problem. (www.nccj.org)

                          More than one in four Hispanic youth drop out of school, and nearly half leave school by the eighth grade. Source: Focus Adolescent Services (www.focusas.com/Dropouts.html)

                          Of the 43% of minority children attending public schools, more than half are poor and more than two-thirds fail to reach basic levels on national tests. Source: Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation (www.eisenhowerfoundation.org)

                          The average black student is 3 years behind the average white student in math, nearly 4 years behind in reading, and 5 years behind in science. Source: Telling A Different Story of Racism in America by Stephen and Abigail Thernstrom.

                          The Applied Research Center reports that the rate of school suspensions is far higher for black students than for whites nationwide. (abcnew.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/racism000114)

Racism in the Workplace

                          The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) reports that 70% of Americans believe racism is a problem in the workplace - 23% say it's a major problem. (www.nccj.org.)

                          In 2002, the median U.S. household income for all races was $42,760; for Asian households it was $50,604; white non-Hispanic/Latino households, $47,199; black households, $31,408; and Hispanic/Latino households, $35,447. Source: U.S. Census Bureau - Income in the United States: 2002 (www.census.gov)

Racism in Law Enforcement

                          According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), studies in several states show that blacks and Latinos were being stopped for routine traffic violations in excess of their representation in the population. Source: ACLU Letter to the Senate 2/19/04. (www.aclu.org)

                        African Americans and Hispanics in Texas were significantly more likely than whites to be searched following a traffic stop by Texas law enforcement agencies. Source: Texas Criminal Reform Commission: February 2004

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