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White Americans Say Racism Increasingly Is Turned in Their Direction

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A new study finds that many Americans believe racism  against whites is growing, and in some cases, even surpasses that faced by blacks.

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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.

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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:

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