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Poll Reveals Tensions Among Minorities

I came across this quite detailed and relevant poll this morning conducted by New American Media(NAM). It covers a variety of questions, some brought up often in our society and others, pushed under the table all too often. Below are some of the most interesting results. There were 1,105 respondents; 400 Asian, 350 African-American, and 355 Hispanic. The margin of error is 3%.

Who do you feel more comfortable doing business with- Whites, Asians, or Blacks? [Hispanics]
Whites 61%

Asians 4%

Blacks 3%
No preference 32%

Who do you feel more comfortable doing business with- Whites, Asians, or Hipsanics? [African Americans]
Whites 47%
Asians 6%
Hispanics 10%
No preference 37%

Who do you feel more comfortable doing business with- Whites, Hispanics, or Blacks? [Asians]
Whites 53%
Hispanics 7%
Blacks 3%
No preference 37%

I am generally afraid of African Americans because they are responsible for most of the crime.
Hispanics - 44% Agree, 50% Disagree
Asians - 47% Agree, 45% Disagree

Most Asian business owners do not treat us with respect.
Hispanics - 46% Agree, 41% Disagree
African-Americans - 52% Agree, 37% Disagree

Latin American immigrants are taking away jobs, housing and political power from the Black community.African-Americans - 51% Agree, 45% Disagree
Asians - 34% Agree, 48% Disagree

The criminal justice system in the United States favors the rich and powerful. (Strongly Agree answers)
Hispanics 45%
African Americans 71%
Asians 27%

Belief in the "American Dream". If you work hard. . . you will succeed in the United States. (Strongly Agree answers)
Hispanics 74%
African Americans 44%
Asians 64%

Every American - Black, Hispanic, Asian or whtie- has an equal opportunity to succeed. (Strongly Agree answers)
Hispanics 59%
African Americans 30%
Asians 43%

Very interesting results, especially some of these charts. I think the chart that showed 83% of blacks felt "family time" was more important than making as much money as possible will serve to fight negative stererotypes, as well as the fact that blacks had the lowest number for the latter option; 13% to the 14% of Hispanics and 18% of Asians. You can find the full article on NAM's website,, along with other polls and studies.

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