I came across this article and found it disturbing. Who were these subjects studied for this research? Were they only black Republicans? Because as we're told so often after all, Repubs are the bigots and racists.
Or perhaps, as we saw in the last post, Dan and feo will offer some lame reasoning that suggests these blacks are incapable of seeing whites as anything other than adversaries, and thus are justified for maintaining "the code".
One thing's for sure. We will never attain true racial harmony. It's just not possible. Far too many people are hung up on skin color and ethnicity. If studies like this one yield this type of understanding, what hope can we have? I had no idea that black people felt this way about other blacks who are too friendly with white people, especially given how we are told only white people can be racist.
I have to admit, that I did not access the actual study itself. It required a subscription or cost for the single study, neither of which I feel like purchasing. And the Examiner indicates two numbers that seem to conflict, regarding how many people were studied. I'm guessing the bigger number relates to the total amount of subjects, and the lesser number refers to the total number of blacks, or black who have the issue.
As anyone who has visited this blog knows, I don't give much credence to studies with a sampling of so few. But just the idea that ANYONE would alter their perception of one of their race simply for developing a real relationship with someone of another race demonstrates a real problem in that "anyone". I know we often see films of white racists acting that way, but that's film and often those films are made by liberals who lack a clue. And I have always had a real problem believing that the races are so different that we couldn't find examples of any attitude as common in one race as any other. This study lends validity to that belief, except that it shows an attitude more prevalent among blacks.
It ain't a good attitude for any race. Especially the human one.