Academics surprised: Their study finds Americans less racist under Trump

Academics surprised: Their study finds Americans less racist under Trump
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[Ed. – The study authors suggest it’s because people are so appalled by Trump that they realize they themselves need to be less racist.  H/t: Breitbart.]

The academics report that they had been expecting to measure a rise in racist opinions, writing: ‘The normalization of prejudice or opinion leadership both lead us to expect that expressed prejudice may have increased in this period, especially among Republicans or Trump supporters’. …

Yet the study found exactly the opposite. Americans, claim Hopkins and Washington, have actually become less inclined to express racist opinions since Donald Trump was elected. Anti-black prejudice, they found, declined by a statistically-insignificant degree between 2012 and 2016, when Trump was elected. But then after 2016 it took a sharp dive that was statistically significant. Moreover, contrary to their expectations, the fall was as evident among Republican voters as it was among Democrats.

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