For a third consecutive year, a Gallup poll reports a significant increase in concerns about race relations. The research group said 42 percent of American worry a “great deal” that racial tension is running too high. That’s a 7 percent increase from 2016 and a new record in Gallup’s 17-year trend.

Concern about race relations bottomed out in 2010, which was a continuation of a decline that began near the end of George W. Bushs presidency.

The numbers began to skyrocket by 2014. In that year, 17 percent of respondents expressed serious concerns. In 2015, 28 percent said they were worried about race relations, and last year it reached 35 percent.

Gallup researchers said the surge likely stems from the high-profile police killings of unarmed Black men, nationwide protests about those killings and the fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

They also pointed a guilty finger at President Donald Trump, who’s campaign rhetoric drew the support of White nationalist groups.

According to Gallup, Democrats express the greatest worry about race relations, which has risen by 33 percent in the three-year span to reach 59 percent.

Concern among Republicans, on the other hand, increased sharply between 2014 and 2015, but has leveled off at 29 percent.

SOURCE:  Gallup

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5 thoughts on “Concerns About Race Relations Hit Record High

  1. Thanks to Chump-it is now US versus them.
    Therefore, it is up to US to EMPOWER and ELEVATE OURSELVES!!!!!!!
    It is time for “BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • chris on said:

      “Any means necessary” Interesting quote. Here’s another one from Malcolm when blacks gave the democrats 80% of their vote in 1964 (today it’s 95%):
      “You put them first,” said Malcolm X, “and they put you last. ‘Cause you’re a chump. A political chump! … Any time you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that party can’t keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and you are dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that party — you’re not only a chump but you’re a traitor to your race.”

    • chris on said:

      “Any means necessary” How about first put an end to shooting each other? How about taking responsibility for your actions and inactions? How about stopping teen pregnancies? How about assisting the police? How about not burning your own neighborhoods down? How about shutting down Jackson and Sharpton? How about getting an education? How about





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