[Ed. – Whatever would give white people the sense that they are being discriminated against? Just because colleges routinely teach students to resent whites for their ‘privilege,’ it doesn’t mean whites have anything to fear.]
A majority of white Americans believe discrimination exists against them in the United States, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The poll, conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found that 55% of whites surveyed believe that “discrimination against white people exists in the U.S. today.”
Of those white Americans surveyed, only a small percentage say they’ve experienced discrimination firsthand.
Among whites, 19% said they’ve “been personally discriminated against” because of their race when applying for jobs, while 11% said it occurred when applying to or while at college. Thirteen percent of whites said they experienced discrimination when being considered for equal pay or promotion at work.
According to NPR, income seemed to “affect individual responses to the question of discrimination,” with those making less money “more likely to say that whites are discriminated against.”
The survey’s findings come as President Trump has faced wide criticism over his administration’s policies towards minority groups and his response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.