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US minorities don't trust each other
Breibart.com via The Drudge Report ^ | Dec 12 01:27 PM US/Eastern | AFP Staff

Posted on 12/12/2007 11:31:18 AM PST by Paleo Conservative

The three main minorities in the United States -- blacks, Hispanics and Asians -- have little trust for each other and hold prejudiced views about Americans of different ethnic origins to their own, a poll showed Wednesday.

"This extraordinary poll reveals some unflattering realities that exist in America today," said Sandy Close, head of new America Media (NAM) which sponsored the poll together with ethnic media groups.

Forty-four percent of Hispanics and 47 percent of Asians are "afraid of African-Americans because they are responsible for most of the crime," the survey of 1,105 adults drawn from the three ethnic groups showed.

More than half of black Americans polled and 46 percent of Hispanics said Asian business owners do not treat them with respect.

And half of African-Americans said Latin American immigrants "are taking jobs, housing and political power away from the black community."

Hispanics and Asians, whose populations are made up mainly of immigrants, were positive about the American dream, saying that those who work hard in the United States reap the rewards of their toil.

In contrast, more than 60 percent of African-Americans dismissed the American dream as not working for them.

All three ethnic groups viewed white Americans in a more favorable light than they did members of another minority.

Sixty-one percent of Hispanics, 54 percent of Asians and 47 percent of African-Americans said they would rather do business with whites than members of the other two groups.

"The poll reaffirms that while race relations between ethnic groups and whites grab the headlines, there are also serious racial problems between minority groups in America," said Sergio Bendixen, an expert on Hispanic and multilingual polling.

"Blacks feel they are left out of the American Dream and are being displaced by newcomers, and each group buys into the negative stereotypes about the other two," he said.

The three minority groups did agree that the United States would be a better place if blacks, Asians and Hispanics held more authoritative positions at universities, in business, media and government.

They also said they believe racial tensions in the United States will ease over the next 10 years.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: asianamericans; blacks; captainobvious; diversity; diversityisstrength; hispanics; racebaiting; racialdivision; racism
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1 posted on 12/12/2007 11:31:19 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative
All three ethnic groups viewed white Americans in a more favorable light than they did members of another minority.

That is going to make some liberal heads explode...

2 posted on 12/12/2007 11:33:20 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Where can I apply for victim status? Or is it just something I claim to be?


3 posted on 12/12/2007 11:33:45 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Ho, Ho, Ho!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Forty-four percent of Hispanics and 47 percent of Asians are "afraid of African-Americans because they are responsible for most of the crime,"

In line with what I hear from Hispanic and Asian friends and colleagues.

I also believe that there is tons of resentment, particularly among the black underclass, that they are being passed by Asian and Hispanic immigrants, just as they were passed over by southern and eastern European immigrants 80 years ago.

What amazes me is that such sentiments are common among more educated black folk as well, in my experience.

4 posted on 12/12/2007 11:33:57 AM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Hopefully, Marshall Tito can hold us all together.


5 posted on 12/12/2007 11:35:25 AM PST by Dagnabitt
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To: Paleo Conservative

I'm only glad that the taxpayers didn't pony up for this investigation.

6 posted on 12/12/2007 11:36:22 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Clemenza

Like your old drinking buddy Ray Nagin?


7 posted on 12/12/2007 11:37:02 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Simple:

Hey Jack...Keep your hands off my (entitlement) stack.


8 posted on 12/12/2007 11:37:28 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: 2banana
That is going to make some liberal heads explode...

It should make those in Democratic Leadership very happy, because those in leadership are largely white.

9 posted on 12/12/2007 11:37:47 AM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: 2banana

Hey, is it racist of me to notice that Asians are more racist against blacks than most whites are?


10 posted on 12/12/2007 11:38:47 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Paleo Conservative
LOL!

Didn't talk about race relations with Mayor Ray that night. Talked about city government and what were the best seafood restaurants in the area, from what I recall.

11 posted on 12/12/2007 11:39:26 AM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: MrB
Hey, is it racist of me to notice that Asians are more racist against blacks than most whites are?

Reminds me of a racist rant I once had to listen to from a colleague from Hong Kong who did not realize that he had moved very close to a (predominantly black) housing project.

12 posted on 12/12/2007 11:40:53 AM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I’m shocked I tell you!.....I thought all the tax money we spent on the liberalization of the public school system would have ereased this very un-P.C. thinking! It must be underneath the surface lurking....How are you going to get rid of it, you great liberal educators?...L.O.L!...(like nobody new that it’s cultural all over the world!)


13 posted on 12/12/2007 11:41:09 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Paleo Conservative

In a related poll, a majority of Americans believe grass is green and the sky is blue.


14 posted on 12/12/2007 11:41:47 AM PST by quark
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To: Paleo Conservative

I feel fine with a _______ man mowing my lawn, a _______ man cleaning my clothes, and a ________ man doing my taxes while I watch a ________ man play professional sports.


15 posted on 12/12/2007 11:43:34 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Paleo Conservative
In contrast, more than 60 percent of African-Americans dismissed the American dream as not working for them.

African-Americans will have to adopt a different attitude to avoid becoming totally irrelevant in this country. The Hispanic population has surpassed the A-A population, and the Asian numbers will eventually be larger than that of the A-A population. Do you think either of those groups will care about the standing of A-A's? I think not; they will simply continue to PURSUE the American Dream, rather than demand that it come to them the way that A-A's have been doing for decades.

16 posted on 12/12/2007 11:43:41 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (Learning the Mexican Hat Dance.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
"Blacks feel they are left out of the American Dream and are being displaced by newcomers, and each group buys into the negative stereotypes about the other two," he said.

If they think they're being displaced now, wait'll the Hispanic vote is larger and more important to the Democrats than the black vote.

The three minority groups did agree that the United States would be a better place if blacks, Asians and Hispanics held more authoritative positions at universities, in business, media and government.

That would only be true if they got those positions on merit, not on the basis of affirmative action.

They also said they believe racial tensions in the United States will ease over the next 10 years.

Tragically, nothing could be further from the truth.

17 posted on 12/12/2007 11:44:10 AM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Paleo Conservative
A snapshot of the immigrant mill city where I was born and raised in Massachusetts would reveal that (for example) the Irish (harps) and Italians (guineas) hated one another at a particular point in history, mostly because they were competing for the same jobs. My family were harps.

A couple of generations later, we were all related by marriage and united by the ultimate wish of our ancestors to become Americans. We did all become Americans, and gained some great family recipes on the way (well, from the Italians anyway.)

More liberal hand-wringing, since that "becoming an American" thingy became akin to a hate crime.

The liberals and their glorious social engineering have warped the natural progression and set up permanent greivance groups. Idiots with a voice far beyond their worth.

I've had it up to here.

18 posted on 12/12/2007 11:46:18 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Dagnabitt

LOL.


19 posted on 12/12/2007 11:47:46 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Paleo Conservative

On the other hand, I thought it was interesting that the black community in Houston and Pasadena, Texas, has taken the side of the criminal illegal alien robbers who Joe Horn shot, rather than siding with their law-abiding American fellow citizens. The illegal aliens were black Hispanics from Colombia, I think, leading me to believe that for the black community in that part of the world, the ties that bind {or blind} are racial, not national or ethnic. Now poor Joe is getting death threats from the black community.


20 posted on 12/12/2007 11:47:48 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: Paleo Conservative
> minorities in the United States — blacks, Hispanics and Asians — have little trust for each other and hold prejudiced views about Americans of different ethnic origins

I could have told you that 40 years ago.

>”This extraordinary poll reveals some unflattering realities that exist in America today,”

I could have told you that 40 years ago. Extraordinary? - To whom?!?

21 posted on 12/12/2007 11:48:31 AM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: Madame Dufarge
The Irish were VERY hostile toward Poles, Italians, and other southern/eastern European newcomers. See Studs Lonigan (in which the Irish Americans in the novel tell an Italian to get out of their "white man's neighborhood) or ask my grandfather (who had gangs of Irish American kids throw bricks at him as a youth in JC).

Such ethnic rivalries among white folk are just memories. I myself am of Polish/Italian heritage, while other members of my family have married folks of German and Portuguese ancestry.

22 posted on 12/12/2007 11:51:41 AM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: puroresu

The “minorities” cannot afford to let “racial tensions” ease.

http://www.issues-views.com/index.php/sect/1000/article/900
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Certainly, nobody had a clearer insight into what these people were up to than did Booker T. Washington who, in 1911, accused self-interested blacks of purposely emphasizing race, in order to get an easy ride for themselves. “There is a class of colored people,” declared Washington, “who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. . . . Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. . . . There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well . . . “ And, indeed, 82 years later, the patient has not gotten well, but the booming race business is healthier than ever—now buttressed by a flowering of other “victims” and oppressed groups.
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23 posted on 12/12/2007 11:56:47 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: MrB
Hey, is it racist of me to notice that Asians are more racist against blacks than most whites are?

Its true, but it would have been more interesting if they had done this more in depth.

When I was in college, I noticed african americans didn't like african immigrants, and vice versa, even the latinos were divieded (seems mexicans hate folks from central america). Asians, well, take a glimpse at the other side of the globe, they didn't leave those beliefs behind.

I just find it ammusing how they lumped the minorities together, without going further.

24 posted on 12/12/2007 11:58:45 AM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Paleo Conservative

Diversity is our strength


25 posted on 12/12/2007 11:59:48 AM PST by Regulator
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To: Paleo Conservative
"In contrast, more than 60 percent of African-Americans dismissed the American dream as not working for them."

The operative work here is "working". Too many of them have been convinced by their "leadership" that no matter what they do, "Da man" won't let them off the plantation.

The sad fact that their own self-proclaimed "leadership", working with the RAT Party, are keeping them enslaved and on the plantation.

26 posted on 12/12/2007 12:03:00 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: Dagnabitt

Our diversity is our strength.


27 posted on 12/12/2007 12:03:28 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Sonny M

I have a friend who is an African immigrant.

He has no use for the AA culture here in America, and fights to keep his son from falling into it.


28 posted on 12/12/2007 12:03:45 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Paleo Conservative

What the liberal idiots will not accept is that over the last 200 years we are all from somewhere else and each group has its own prejuduces that will stick a lot longer than their attempts at P.C.!...libs make me laugh!


29 posted on 12/12/2007 12:05:25 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BenLurkin

Indeed it is Comrade. Onward into our glorious future!


30 posted on 12/12/2007 12:08:35 PM PST by Dagnabitt
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To: Clemenza
I myself am of Polish/Italian heritage

You should be at my family's house during Thanksgiving when the "Polack/Lit" wars between my brothers-in-law break out over the stuffing ingredients.

It's great entertainment, and no one's filed a lawsuit yet.

Of course, now that a sense of humor's been effectively outlawed it may be just a matter of time.

I'm fully prepared to commit perjury on the witness stand to preserve our American culture, the existence of which has yet to be acknowledged by liberals.

31 posted on 12/12/2007 12:08:51 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Paleo Conservative

Wait a minute, they left out GAYS.


32 posted on 12/12/2007 12:11:38 PM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: 2banana

I have got news for them, do the same poll within the Hispanic community, ask the Colombians if they trust the Puerto Ricans, the Puerto Ricans if they trust the Cubans, the Cubans if they trust the Mexicans, the Mexicans if they trust the Guatemalans, the Guatemalans if they trust the Dominicans and on and on.
Ask the African Americans if they trust other Blacks from foreign countries, boy would they be surprised at the answers.


33 posted on 12/12/2007 12:15:07 PM PST by pennboricua
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To: pennboricua

Of course we all know that Boricua are at the bottom of the barrell, as they weren’t even competant enough to start their own country. ;-)


34 posted on 12/12/2007 12:25:49 PM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: pennboricua
I've found that the African immigrants in my area do not like the native born Af-Ams. They don't hold the same values, they say.

On a related note, the taxis here are (Houston) are operated primarily by African immigrants; If you see one near you pull over immediately and pray. They're nuts when behind the wheel!

35 posted on 12/12/2007 12:26:10 PM PST by -=SoylentSquirrel=- (I'm really made of people!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
The fruits of 4 decades of liberal balkanization.
36 posted on 12/12/2007 12:40:10 PM PST by Pietro
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To: Paleo Conservative

My solution? Have the three groups sit down to a dinner of tacos, fried rice and watermelon. Then, best two out of three of thumb war.


37 posted on 12/12/2007 12:44:15 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: 2banana

“held more authoritative positions”

You aren’t given these. Work for them if you want them.


38 posted on 12/12/2007 12:45:31 PM PST by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: pennboricua
I have got news for them, do the same poll within the Hispanic community, ask the Colombians if they trust the Puerto Ricans, the Puerto Ricans if they trust the Cubans, the Cubans if they trust the Mexicans, the Mexicans if they trust the Guatemalans, the Guatemalans if they trust the Dominicans and on and on. Ask the African Americans if they trust other Blacks from foreign countries, boy would they be surprised at the answers.

Exactly! Funny how nobody knows this (or just not talks about it).

Don't forget to throw the Brazilians into the mix.

39 posted on 12/12/2007 12:47:17 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: pennboricua

EXACTLY. And try asking the Koreans, the Chinese, Japanese, etc. how they feel about each other. Or try grouping black people according to descendants of U.S. plantation slaves, Jamaicans, Haitians, immigrants from Ghana, Nigeria, etc. How do they feel about each other? And why is everyone of European descent placed into one group - “white”?

Following a shooting in my old neighborhood, I still remember one black woman saying, “Why do we have to live next to those crazy Nigerians?” Then there was an African immigrant who bought an abandoned building and fixed it up, after which local crack addicts demolished it again. No brotherly love from him for those guys.

These “studies” are interesting sometimes, but they only compel people (including conservatives) to view other people in terms of their assigned group status.


40 posted on 12/12/2007 12:49:31 PM PST by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yugoslavia, here we come. And no Tito in sight.


41 posted on 12/12/2007 12:49:47 PM PST by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Trouble in rainbow coalition paradise?


42 posted on 12/12/2007 12:50:24 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: MrB
Oh no no no nono nono no NO!

Olly white people can be racist. Others may have racial prejudices or something of the kind, but racism, according to the liberals, is a combination of power and bigotry, and we all know that only white people have power, so only white people can be racist.

Yes, I know it makes no moral sense, but I can't help that. Asians, here in the US, are not capable of racism.

43 posted on 12/12/2007 12:50:43 PM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: MrB

It’s racist of you to even ask if you can notice that.


44 posted on 12/12/2007 12:52:27 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Paleo Conservative

sixty years ago, when there was open racial discrimination against Mexicans in San Antonio, the “Negroes” in the city couldn’t figure out the Mexicans and vice versa. The blacks expected all persons with dark skin to be friendly. The Mexicans thought of blacks as dark-skinned Anglos. This was the normal people; there were Mexicans—and white guys—who were into the Zoot-suit things, and the jazz culture. But generally speaking the cultures were separate, with little in common.


45 posted on 12/12/2007 12:56:56 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: unixfox
Wait a minute, they left out GAYS.

I don't think you'd find any minority group that has a favorable opinion of gays.

46 posted on 12/12/2007 1:01:26 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Paleo Conservative

Sandy Close and her group are just now realizing this?

Been pretty obvious for decades to even the most casual observer.


47 posted on 12/12/2007 1:03:46 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Paleo Conservative

My Hispanic cab driver yesterday was talking about how Chinese people drive like sh*t “because they can’t see nothin’”.


48 posted on 12/12/2007 1:04:13 PM PST by montag813
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To: MrB

Racist or not it’s true. I’m black and I can’t tell you how many time I’ve gone in a store owned by an asian and been followed around...never by a white person though.


49 posted on 12/12/2007 1:10:49 PM PST by Raymann
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To: Tired of Taxes

Most people get their views on racial issues on the streets and from their own personal experiences.Parents and society,whether liberal or conservative ,may TRY to shape your outlook,but the bottom line is your anectdotal daily encounters.
Which is why I’m way more a misogynist than a racist.Just had too many BAD experiences with just about every group under the sun.


50 posted on 12/12/2007 1:17:55 PM PST by Riverman94610
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