Oblivionrecurs shares results from some GSS items asking respondents if blacks in the US should be able to overcome prejudice without any special favors as Irish, Italian, Jewish, and other groups have. But those shared appear to be incorrect, substantially understating agreement with the sentiment across all partisan affiliations. The exact parameters aren’t listed in the graphics presented–if he could kindly provide a source link in the comments it would be appreciated–but I see no way to slice and dice things up to come back with anything close to what is shown.
The following graph depicts the percentages of non-Hispanic whites, by partisan affiliation, who agree that blacks should overcome prejudice without any special favors just as other groups putatively have. The balance either disagree or have no opinion, so this method is understating the percentages who would agree if forced to give a binary response:
We are collectively less confident than we were a generation ago that blacks will be able to “overcome prejudice without any special favors”. East Asia must be snickering at the Occident’s messianic diversity. Many blacks have been in the US longer than the US has been an independent country and yet we not only continue to assert but do so with increasing conviction that blacks need special favors because non-blacks are so debilitatingly prejudicial against them. How can this be called a strength, as we are consistently assured diversity is?
Still, ever more Americans appear to be in favor of adding more diversity through immigration. The following graphs show the percentages of respondents, by race and by year, who have said immigration should either be increased or be reduced. The balances not shown answered that immigration levels should remain the same. Among whites:
The collapse in support for immigration restriction among blacks comes as little surprise to me as I’ve been looking closely at polling on the subject over the last several years, but it is a result that consistently surprises a lot of boomercons. In the heady days of 2015 and early 2016, many Trump supporters hoped a multiracial coalition of old stock Americans–white, black, American Indian, Hispanics with deep roots in Texas and the Southwest–could be mobilized in favor of severely curtailing immigration so the US could avoid the problems the influx of settlers into Europe was causing on the old continent. That obviously did not happen.
It is probably going to take a severe economic downturn (and accompanying currency crisis) to push public sentiment back towards restrictionism. Said downturn and crisis will simultaneously reduce the appeal of the US as a destination for the third-world. So by the time the will to resist manifests itself, it will no longer be of any use.
GSS variables used: RACECEN1(1)(2), HISPANIC(1)(2-50), YEAR, WRKWAYUP(1-2), LETIN1A(1-2)(4-5), PARTYID(0-1)(2-4)(5-6)