An authentic quote from Lincoln has attracted renewed attention, along with some commentary that oversimplifies his views on race. During his famous debates with Sen. Stephen Douglas, Lincoln explained to the crowd:
Achieving racial equality While most Americans agree that the country needs to do more to achieve racial equality, some tactics for achieving this goal are seen as more effective than others. Blacks are generally more likely than whites to say most of these tactics would be effective for groups working to promote racial equality, but at least seven-in-ten among each group say working directly with community members, bringing people of different backgrounds together for dialogue, and working to get more black people elected to office would be at least somewhat effective.
Blacks and whites differ most widely in their views of protests and rallies: Working with community members seen as most effective tactic to increase equality Groups whose goals include helping blacks achieve equality in the U. The survey tested four approaches to bringing about change: Of these tactics, working directly with community members to solve problems in the community is seen as particularly effective.
Across racial and ethnic groups, fewer say protests would be very effective than say this about the other tactics tested. And when those who say this tactic would be at least somewhat effective are considered, the opinions of blacks and whites are nearly mirror opposites of each other.
White adults younger than 30 are more likely than older whites to see protests as at least a somewhat effective tool for groups working to achieve racial equality. Blacks across demographic groups share similar views about the effectiveness of protests and the other tactics asked about in the survey.
Most blacks say organizations aimed at helping blacks achieve equality have been effective A majority of blacks say that the NAACP, the National Urban League and the Congressional Black Caucus have been at least somewhat effective in helping blacks achieve equality in this country.
However — and perhaps not surprising considering the large share of blacks who say the country has work to do for blacks to achieve equal rights with whites — only about three-in-ten or fewer say each organization has been very effective.
Blacks across demographic groups largely share the same views on the effectiveness of these organizations. Young black adults ages 18 to 29 are considerably more likely than older blacks to volunteer that they have never heard of the National Urban League or the Congressional Black Caucus.
But familiarity with the movement varies greatly across different segments of the population, with awareness particularly high among younger blacks. Blacks are somewhat more likely than whites, and considerably more likely than Hispanics, to say they have heard a lot about Black Lives Matter.
Among blacks, those ages 18 to 29 are more likely than older adults to say they have heard a lot about the Black Lives Matter movement. Among blacks and whites, those with higher levels of education are more likely to say they have heard a lot about the Black Lives Matter movement. Looking at those who have heard at least a little about the Black Lives Matter movement, larger shares among all racial and ethnic groups say they understand its goals.
White adults younger than 30 are far more likely than older whites to say they at least somewhat support the Black Lives Matter movement.
White Democrats are also far more likely than white Republicans and independents to express support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Among blacks, support for the Black Lives Matter movement is particularly widespread among those younger than 50; and those in this group are also more likely to express strong support. While older blacks are less likely to have heard about the movement, this age gap remains when looking only at those who say have heard at least a little about it.
This includes one-in-five blacks who think the movement will be very effective.Race and Racism Facts; 51 Thought-provoking Facts about Race and Racism. By Karin Lehnardt, Senior Writer.
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The “noble fiction” of racial equality does terrible damage to race relations. According to the fiction, blacks, Hispanics, whites, and Asians are all equally smart and hard-working. Even the slightest deviation in outcomes has only . Racial equality is the belief that individuals, regardless of their racial characteristics, are morally, politically, and legally equal and should be treated as such.
Furthermore, it is the belief that different racial groups, as groups, are .