Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer
A new study finds that many Americans believe racism against whites is growing, and in some cases, even surpasses that faced by blacks.
Researchers at Harvard University and Tufts University found that 11 percent of respondents gave white racism in American a maximum rating of 10 points, according to a report in The Telegraph of London. The study, titled "Whites See Racism as a Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Losing," was published in Perspectives on Psychological Science.
How could a significant number of Americans actually see anti-white racism as a bigger problem than racism directed toward blacks? The study explains:
Although some have heralded recent political and cultural developments as signaling the arrival of a postracial era in America, several legal and social controversies regarding ''reverse racism'' highlight Whites' increasing concern about anti-White bias.
We show that this emerging belief reflects Whites' view of racism as a zero-sum game, such that decreases in perceived bias against Blacks over the past six decades are associated with increases in perceived bias against Whites--a relationship not observed in Blacks' perceptions. Moreover, these changes in Whites' conceptions of racism are extreme enough that Whites have now come to view anti-White bias as a bigger societal problem than anti-Black bias.
That finding might draw a "WTF" response from many rational folks. But The Telegraph provides insight on the study's findings: