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Many Americans have no friends of another race: poll
Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 8, 2013 10:05am EDT | Lindsay Dunsmuir

Posted on 08/10/2013 10:14:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai

About 40 percent of white Americans and about 25 percent of non-white Americans are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos poll.

The figures highlight how segregated the United States remains in the wake of a debate on race sparked by last month’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of unarmed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. President Barack Obama weighed in after the verdict, calling for Americans to do some “soul searching” on whether they harbor racial prejudice.

There are regions and groups where mixing with people of other races is more common, especially in the Hispanic community where only a tenth do not have friends of a different race. About half of Hispanics who have a spouse or partner are in a relationship with non-Hispanics, compared to one tenth of whites and blacks in relationships. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; liberalagenda; liberalmedia; racism; trayvon; trayvonmartin; trayvonstroops
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1 posted on 08/10/2013 10:14:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Whoop de doo. Who cares about this crap? Oh, yeah... libtards.


2 posted on 08/10/2013 10:17:01 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Oh my God....you mean people tend to gravitate towards their own kind......how shocking.


3 posted on 08/10/2013 10:18:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

I bet that blacks as a percentage have fewer non-black friends than any other race.

Or maybe this poll includes people who live in places like Vermont, where there are very few minorities?


4 posted on 08/10/2013 10:19:55 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai

Really. So Hispanics are likely to have friends of different races. What about white-hispanics?


5 posted on 08/10/2013 10:20:52 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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>> debate on race sparked by last month’s acquittal of George Zimmerman

The basis for the argument is bogus. The “sparks” were generated by race-baiting demagogues.


6 posted on 08/10/2013 10:22:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: GeronL

Or Chris Matthews’ neighborhood.


7 posted on 08/10/2013 10:22:31 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai
I realize that Libs have some sort of obsessive compulsive disorder that demands that they brag about how multicultural they are.

I'll pass.

I don't like white people, and I'm white. Why should I like people who don't like me?

8 posted on 08/10/2013 10:23:20 PM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: Olog-hai

Is that now a crime?


9 posted on 08/10/2013 10:23:45 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Olog-hai

So, obviously, all you rasis honkeys need to forfeit your lily white daughters’ virginity to the dark side and start breeding a new and acceptable race of mulato superhumans. Oh wait... your daughters are all lesbians? That works too.


10 posted on 08/10/2013 10:24:05 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Viennacon

Blacks self segregate as much as whites do. Blacks end up being around a lot more whites because we are the majority (at least at the moment). I worked many years and retired from a major public University with many black, hispanic white, oriental, you name it, we had it workforce. I actually enjoyed the diversity. However, after hours, blacks hung out with blacks, whites with whites, hispanics with hispanics, orientals with orientals, etc. It was only occasionally that there was social mixing off hours.

It’s just the nature of things to want to hang out with your own kind. One of the tightest groups to self segregate were the Lithuanians. They had their own social clubs and were very snobbish about sticking with their own kind. Too bad as I admired them. Boy were they all tall, and blond. Really tall, like 6 feet plus tall, even a lot of the women. (The University was near an old Lithuanian neighborhood in Chicago.)


11 posted on 08/10/2013 10:25:17 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Olog-hai; GeronL; a fool in paradise

We old school. Dey new school!


12 posted on 08/10/2013 10:25:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe Dear Leader can sign into law a Forced Diversity Friendship Act. Where Creepy ass crackers are forced to take classes (at their own expense)on how to meet folks of other races. Quarterly we can file “free time” accountability returns that reports all recreational time and who it is spent with and face steep fines if we do not meet the gov’t approved ratios.


13 posted on 08/10/2013 10:26:04 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Revolting cat!

We be bad.


14 posted on 08/10/2013 10:26:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai

are we suppose meet sorta quota?


15 posted on 08/10/2013 10:26:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dfwgator

Looks like a united nations summit when our friends get together. Guess they did not poll me.


16 posted on 08/10/2013 10:27:06 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: riri

I like it. Affirmative Action Midnight Basketball Food Stamps Program.


17 posted on 08/10/2013 10:27:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Can I call my Brother-In-Law, Raul, a friend?

or is hispanic not a race?


18 posted on 08/10/2013 10:28:02 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai

I do note I don’t have any polygamus friends.


19 posted on 08/10/2013 10:28:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: GeronL

The cross-over association is irrelevant. The divisive individual is attempting to establish racial divisions that are a consequence of the 2nd Amendment rights we consider normal and just.


20 posted on 08/10/2013 10:28:56 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

Time for another Michael Jackson-Paul McCartney single. Aren’t we the world?


21 posted on 08/10/2013 10:30:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Well, McCartney ended up outliving Jackson, unless of course you believe the hoax surrounding Revolution 9 . . .


22 posted on 08/10/2013 10:33:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: GeronL
or is hispanic not a race?

It is when the libs say it is.

23 posted on 08/10/2013 10:33:52 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Viennacon

Well duh. Liberal are so stupid, that any truth of life they come up with, Shocks them.


24 posted on 08/10/2013 10:35:25 PM PDT by Exton1
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO INTERESTED WHITE PARTIES:

Ms Rachel Jeantel is now accepting friend requests on Facebook.


25 posted on 08/10/2013 10:36:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: jonascord

It’s a white trash thing ain’t it? /s


26 posted on 08/10/2013 10:37:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Exton1

I don’t think it shocks them...it just gives them another thing to think they must control.


27 posted on 08/10/2013 10:37:14 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Olog-hai

This poll means very little if there’s no data for other countries to compare to the data for America.

Not that I trust Reuters to accurately collect such data.

I very much doubt that there’s any other country that has a population density anywhere near that of America.

For that reason, it’s probably impossible to do an apples-to-apples comparison.

This survey is meaningless and worthless, except for its potential to create strife.


28 posted on 08/10/2013 10:42:13 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

Oops, I meant to type “population diversity” but my fingers typed “population density.”


29 posted on 08/10/2013 10:43:03 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Vendome
"It’s a white trash thing ain’t it? /s"

Pretty much. You live in Oklahoma long enough and you become convinced that everyone in the state averages three teeth, and can't count to eleven without taking off his/her/it's shoes.

And those are the college grads...

30 posted on 08/10/2013 10:45:32 PM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: Olog-hai

I never had social friends that were negroid. As for races, I think of only three primary races, Caucasian, Negroid, and Mongoloid. I refer to others by country of origin or regions, such as Thai, Filipino, Eskimo, country of habitat Indians, etc.


31 posted on 08/10/2013 10:45:35 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t buy it. Another biased poll.


32 posted on 08/10/2013 10:46:56 PM PDT by Clock King ("A Republic! If you can keep it..." We failed, Mr. Franklin.)
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To: Olog-hai

Now segregation means you don’t have friends of another race? Eric Holder is readying the lawsuits as we speak.


33 posted on 08/10/2013 10:50:19 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Clock King

Reuters/Ipsos would automatically be biased, I would guess.


34 posted on 08/10/2013 10:52:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: AlexW

There’s another race: Zeroid.


35 posted on 08/10/2013 11:01:01 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

“Zeroid.”
________________________________
Is that the race of all Obots? Obatatoid race?


36 posted on 08/10/2013 11:04:00 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai

It’s an interesting study.

Theologically, God has established 4 known institutions: Volition, Marriage, Family, and Nation. Each are built upon the preceding institution. Within each institution are lines of legitimate authority, which when respected make the blessings of those institutions available to believer and unbeliever alike.

Friendship or brotherly love, is to be shared amongst our neighbors and adjacent relationships, but within the context of respecting their appropriate legitimate authority.

Different cultures evolve within those institutions and frequently needless conflicts arise between those groups when their boundaries are relaxed.


37 posted on 08/10/2013 11:06:00 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: AlexW

Yes that’s the one!


38 posted on 08/10/2013 11:08:51 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Olog-hai

Not to worry...DOJ is going to set Friend Quotas real soon now. They will be contacting everybody in the country to determine if your friends are too concentrated in your race. Fairness Orders will be drawn up to reallocate friends. Olag-hai, you will be assigned new “Friends” from the south side of Chicago to correct your deficiencies and help you see things more clearly.


39 posted on 08/10/2013 11:20:56 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: dfwgator
....you mean people tend to gravitate towards their own kind......how shocking.
Yes, the Law of Attraction, the all-knowing all-seeing Oprah was touting this some time ago.
40 posted on 08/10/2013 11:22:05 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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41 posted on 08/10/2013 11:27:33 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Olog-hai

According to Wikipedia, the UK is 90% white. Mayhaps Reuters should think of addressing the problems in their homeland before venturing an opinion about the US.


42 posted on 08/10/2013 11:27:58 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Impala64ssa

“The Law of Attraction”

I completely agree.

I gravitate toward people with interests that reflect mine.

Funny thing, I have friends of all different races.


43 posted on 08/10/2013 11:28:26 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Olog-hai

I’m not racist! I don;t have any friends period.


44 posted on 08/10/2013 11:29:17 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Olog-hai

Ted Kazinsky didn’t have any friends, but he did have a man crush on Al Gore after reading “Earth in the Balance” about 200 times.


45 posted on 08/10/2013 11:31:29 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: dfwgator

Let the merger of Free Republic and Daily Kos begin.

So it is written, so it shall be done.

Can’t we all just get along? LOL


46 posted on 08/10/2013 11:35:52 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Olog-hai

When I was in my 20’s, my lost decade, I dated a whole bunch of Women. I didn’t discriminate.

They all had the same parts in common but they came in many colors, religions and even Political views.

Oh I forgot, since I’m a “Conservative”, I must be a Bigot.


47 posted on 08/10/2013 11:48:45 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m white, but in college, most of my friends were Asian. Just worked out that way and didn’t give it much thought. Still don’t.


48 posted on 08/11/2013 12:07:48 AM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: Olog-hai

Young black men: 3% of the population. 50% of the murders.


49 posted on 08/11/2013 12:14:32 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: AlexW

One of my best friends in my circle is Filipino but he’s right wing like me so he sort of offends other Filipinos who are majority libs, ergo, he sticks with me.


50 posted on 08/11/2013 12:15:15 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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