From SurveyUSA comes news that Americans estimate 38% of their fellow Americans are “racist”. The poll did not ask respondents what percentages of various subgroups they thought were racist. It only inquired about what percentage of Americans on the whole were perceived to be so tainted. The graph shows the average estimate by the subgroup doing the estimating (ie, men estimate 34% of all Americans to be racist, women estimate that 42% of all Americans to be racist, etc):
Though the term is increasingly being supplanted by “white supremacist”–it had to be made explicit to the dunderheads who thought it possible for non-whites to be racist that only whites can be so–there is no accusation that is more socially, economically, and even physically destructive for a person in the current year than to be accused of racism. Yet as we go about our daily lives, our working assumption is that more than every third person we come across is the most horrible thing a person can be. That’s definitely a recipe for civic flourishing!
Blacks assume that over 150 million Americans are racist. On the presumption that racism is only something whites can be afflicted by, this implies blacks see most white people as the worst thing a person can be. Three centuries on and 1-in-4 whites are given the benefit of the doubt. At this rate it’ll only take until the year 2933 for racial good faith to be achieved! Okay, even that’s overly optimistic, since younger people perceive more racism than older people do.
The Democrat figure of 44% is close to the 46% of the popular vote Donald Trump received in 2016. I guess that means every 23rd deplorable gets to go free!
There is one way to effectively end–or at least neutralize–racism. That is the Japanese option. But entertaining such an outlandish idea reveals the person considering it to be even more sinful than the average racist, so it’s obviously out of the question. Never mind that several Japans could fit comfortably within the boundaries of the US. Stop thinking about it, racist.