Skip to comments.Many Americans have no friends of another race: poll
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 months 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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Whoop de doo. Who cares about this crap? Oh, yeah... libtards.
Oh my God....you mean people tend to gravitate towards their own kind......how shocking.
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?
Really. So Hispanics are likely to have friends of different races. What about white-hispanics?
>> debate on race sparked by last months acquittal of George Zimmerman
The basis for the argument is bogus. The “sparks” were generated by race-baiting demagogues.
Or Chris Matthews’ neighborhood.
I don't like white people, and I'm white. Why should I like people who don't like me?
Is that now a crime?
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.
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.)
We old school. Dey new school!
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.
We be bad.
are we suppose meet sorta quota?
Looks like a united nations summit when our friends get together. Guess they did not poll me.
I like it. Affirmative Action Midnight Basketball Food Stamps Program.
Can I call my Brother-In-Law, Raul, a friend?
or is hispanic not a race?
I do note I don’t have any polygamus friends.
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.
Time for another Michael Jackson-Paul McCartney single. Aren’t we the world?
Well, McCartney ended up outliving Jackson, unless of course you believe the hoax surrounding Revolution 9 . . .
It is when the libs say it is.
Well duh. Liberal are so stupid, that any truth of life they come up with, Shocks them.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO INTERESTED WHITE PARTIES:
Ms Rachel Jeantel is now accepting friend requests on Facebook.
It’s a white trash thing ain’t it? /s
I don’t think it shocks them...it just gives them another thing to think they must control.
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.
Oops, I meant to type “population diversity” but my fingers typed “population density.”
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...
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.
I don’t buy it. Another biased poll.
Now segregation means you don’t have friends of another race? Eric Holder is readying the lawsuits as we speak.
Reuters/Ipsos would automatically be biased, I would guess.
There’s another race: Zeroid.
Is that the race of all Obots? Obatatoid race?
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.
Yes that’s the one!
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.
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.
“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.
I’m not racist! I don;t have any friends period.
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.
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
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.
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.
Young black men: 3% of the population. 50% of the murders.
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.