A majority of white Americans say they are victims of anti-white discrimination in many facets of their lives.

In a new national poll, more whites surveyed say discrimination against them is a real issue and that African-Americans are favored in the job market, according to a poll released by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Fifty-five percent of whites say “discrimination against white people exists in the U.S. today,” according to the survey. But, in the same poll, most whites acknowledged that they have never actually experienced discrimination.

The poll by NPR, released this week, suggests that some whites maintain a preconceived notion about discrimination that is not substantiated with facts. And many whites also embrace an anti politically correct agenda that may have intensified after the election of President Donald Trump.

Consider what Tim Hershman, 69, from Akron, Ohio, told NPR.

“If you apply for a job, they seem to give the Blacks the first crack at it,” Hershman said. “And, basically, you know, if you want any help from the government, if you’re white, you don’t get it. If you’re Black, you get it.”

When an NPR reporter asked Hershman whether there is discrimination against whites, and he answered: “Absolutely.”

“It’s been going on for decades, and it’s been getting worse for whites,” Hershman said.

Hershman’s comments reflect the thinking of many whites surveyed who are concerned – incorrectly — that African-Americans are taking their jobs and that Black people in general have greater leverage when seeking employment.

But here’s what NPR determined when Hershman was pressed.

“Even though Hershman believes he has been a victim of anti-white discrimination, he wasn’t able to provide a specific example,” according to NPR. “He describes losing out on a promotion — and a younger African-American being selected as one of the finalists for the job. But the position eventually went to a white applicant, who was also younger than Hershman.

So why does Hershman harbor such misguided views?

In part, I believe, because during the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump pitted Blacks against whites in rallies across the country with his racially incendiary remarks. And partly because hate groups are rising across America, according to The Southern Poverty Law Center.

David Cohen, a political scientist at the University of Akron, told NPR that Hershman’s narrative in consistent with racial themes from the presidential election.

“I think this does reinforce a lot of the resentment you saw in the 2016 election, especially among white, working-class voters lacking a college degree,” said Cohen.

Cohen is right — and there’s more: Trump’s legislative policies reflect a dangerous and flawed agenda that feeds into the president’s base of white nationalists. These issues have fostered a racially polarized environment which leads people like Hershman to falsely blame the government and employers for giving African-Americans preference over whites.

It appears that Hershman’s unsubstantiated claim is nothing more than fake news.

What do you think?

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30 thoughts on “Feel Our Pain: White Americans Say They Are Discriminated Against

  1. Listen up white folks, racism was designed a very long time ago as a class system to keep the super rich in power by pitting average whites and minorities against each other. They keep us separated with stuff like gun rights,abortion,equal rights and so forth. MLK was killed because he tried to bring us all together.

  2. Christianforreal on said:

    This is exactly the reason why we (Black People) have been oppressed for over 400 years.Not ONE White Person can give an intelligent, logical answer for racism against us. Why they do not like Blacks. Why they consider us inferior. None can give a viable answer, cause there IS NONE!!!!!

    • Passing Through! on said:

      They will NEVER explain racism, only JUSTIFY it! And when you oppose racism or speak out about it they’ll change the subject or deflect conversation by talking about black stereotypes or pointing out black on black crime or affirmative action. Just like the NFL protest, racist have tried to change the narrative by making it about disrespecting the flag, veterans or hating the police, Black Lives Matter is a hate group for asking the police to stop killing us. And you’re 100% correct, they don’t have an intelligent answer or argument just read the white racist comments in this thread. Their racism and conservatism doesn’t teach or train them for intellectual or truthful debate because when you live under an ancestral lie that tells you that you are superior you will never bother to try and learn any different.

  3. Passing Through! on said:

    Speaking of white man’s oppression did anyone see Bill O’Reilly almost crying like a bytch saying that he’s “Mad at God” (White Jesus) for not protecting him from those bad women who filed sexual assault charges against…..LOL! He went from a 20 million dollar contract to a podcast show…LOL

    • specialt757 on said:

      Okay y’all I used to write this poem in my books when I was a kid and I changed the words below to fit BO’s conversation with God when he gets to meet him.

      Feel not this butt for fear of shame,
      because (fill in your name) is not your name.
      For when you die the Lord will say, why’d you harass that woman that day?
      And when you say “I’m a creep, a bum and the lowest of the low.”
      The Lord will say “please step below”
      All rights reserved.

      The original:
      Steal not this book for fear of shame, because ________ is not your name
      For when you die the Lord will say “where’s the book you stole that day?”
      And when you say, “I don’t know.”
      The Lord will say, “please step below”

      • Passing Through! on said:

        LOL!

        Bill’s not doing to well, he looks like s**t in that video. I remember how arrogant and bold he was at FAUX news, racist MF. An just like that he’s been reduced to a podcast show and his gate keeper the father of fake news Roger Ailes has dropped dead. Karma is a bytch. And he thought God was on his side sick SOB. He said that he would ask god why? But the truth is god is talking to you Bill, you’re just not listening you got to take the supremacy out of your ears so you can hear him.

      • specialt757 on said:

        This man refuses to take responsibility for his own actions, but yep, no less than what I expect from sexual predators, pedophiles, and murdering scum. He paid $45M in hush money thinking he could buy away his sins. F**k him, he didn’t care about the families he destroyed with his predator type behavior.

    • specialt757 on said:

      I wonder why jhuf didn’t post this video, he’s always posted non-sense of black women. Where is he and the other troll(s)? No defense for their white master?

    • specialt757 on said:

      This is all made up in their pea brains. They can’t give one clear example of discrimination. This is just what faux news and #45 has told them, you know darn well they can’t think for themselves. much ado about nothing, moving along.

  4. Passing Through on said:

    In the same poll, most whites acknowledged that they have never actually experienced discrimination. The poll by NPR, released this week, suggests that some whites maintain a preconceived notion about discrimination that is not substantiated with facts
    ***************************************************************************************************************
    This is such Bulls**t, this article states that there are NO PROVEN FACTS of discrimination against white people, these are the PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS of delusional white people who feel victimized, or their white privilege is in danger because AmeriKKKa had a black president. That’s the fear they get from watching Faux News. How in the hell can they feel discriminated against when black unemployment is twice that of whites and the police have a license to kill unarmed black men. They’re probably the torch carrying nuts who attend the white lives matter because the white man is oppressed rallies. You can’t be a victim of a system that you created.

  5. Clearly you don’t know it all, Mrknowitall. Ya might want to learn how to spell before you troll with your ignorant racist ranting. And trust me, if the playing field was level from the start there would be no need for affirmative action because we would come out on top every time.

    • Passing Through on said:

      In reality white women have benefited way more from Affirmative Action than any black woman or man it was designed that way, but just to show you how racist don’t check facts & only buy into stereotypes that fit their narrative

      • Yet most of them voted for Trump over one of their own,even though all the women he personally insulted in the campaign are white. It must be self-hating or insecurity;speaking of which posts from the usual contrary trolls like jhuff and Dr. Larry are noticeably absent from this comments section.

      • Passing Through! on said:

        @Oscar Sylvan,

        Yes, the oppressed white feminist came out in record number to vote for a man who bragged on camera about cheating on his wife, grabbing women in the private parts, and was accused of raping a 13 year old girl. Racist will always vote with race first, I’m white & superior first and a woman 2nd.

  6. specialt757 on said:

    Yes, the #worstpresidentever! sparked this thought process among white folks, mostly white men. Everything as usual is great for their white goddesses. These young uneducated white men only want a reason to whine. I heard someone say on tv the other day when they asked a white guy, why was he afraid of becoming a minority in America? Are minorities treated badly or something? Of course no response from the white guy.
    They are afraid that if they become the minority they would get treated as bad or even worse (if that were even possible) than how they treat minorities, especially blacks. They should be afraid. This fear factor #45 has created has become the driving force behind these “anti-white discrimination” and WLM movements. White devils pure and simple.

  7. americanize on said:

    Bullshit: This is so funny,Well if whitey is being discriminated against how bout we black folks share some of this shit with you.Like how bout black police murder unarmed white men,women,and children.How bout we send large numbers of whites to jail for a long time,and when they get out they can,t get a job or vote.How bout we share that white folks have no rights that a black man is bound to respect.We have a lot more shit we can share with you,let us know.

  8. Boo hoo hoo!
    Screw them!!!!

    Funny how when things don’t go the way some folks think they should, they begin to cry foul.

    Whites HAVE NEVER BEEN DISCRIMINATED -AGAINST-nor do they KNOW HOW IT
    FEELS WHEN IT OCCURS.

    STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Who cares what these incuputs think? Black peoples are not taking whiteys jobs. These clowns are afraid that the country is getting browner and their racist asses will not be in the majority in 20 yrs. Tuff shit!!

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