After eight damaging years under Barack Obama’s rule, four years of BLM terrorism, and the Biden Administration’s race politics, race relations between black and whites have reached a two-decade low, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday. Gallup has been tracking race relations in America for 20 years. And now, race relations have reached depressing levels.
The new Gallup poll asked Americans to rate race relations between blacks and whites. A whopping 57 percent say that they are “somewhat” or “very” bad. Compare this to 42 percent of Americans who say race relations are “very” or “somewhat” good. This shows that Americans’ perception of race relations is slipping.
“In 2019, 51 percent of Americans said relations were ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ good. However, after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, the rating dropped the following year as racial justice protests erupted nationwide,” the Hill reports. “The survey was conducted between June 1-July 5, which Gallup says includes an oversample of Black Americans weighted to their correct proportion of the population. Gallup notes that during the time of the survey, Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing Floyd, was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison.”
In 2001, 70 percent of Americans said that they have a positive view of race relations in America. But it’s only the black-white divide that Americans view negatively. . “Majorities of Americans rated relations between Hispanic and White people, Black and Hispanic people, Asian and White people, and Black and Asian people as good,” Gallup notes.
“The generally positive prediction for racial harmony among the public masks a sharp divide in the views of Black and White Americans. Currently, there is a 20-point gap between Black adults (40%) and White adults (60%) that a solution to racial discord in U.S. society is possible. This is the largest gap recorded in Gallup’s three-decade trend, and it is particularly striking given that it comes on the heels of a 10-point uptick in Black Americans’ optimism last year,” the report says.
Only 40 percent of black Americans say that they are optimistic that race relations in America can improve. Compare this to 44 percent in 2019 and 42-48 percent in the prior decade.
Democrats have perhaps irrevocably destroyed race relations with their petty political games. In 2022 and beyond, we need to elect leaders who will once and for all stand up and represent all Americans.