The following graph was created using data from a recent Pew Research report entitled Race in America 2019. Pew asked respondents how each of the four largest Census-designated demographic groups in the US are perceived to get along with members of each of the others.
‘Net harmony’ is calculated by taking the percentage of respondents who say the two groups in question get along either “very well” or “pretty well” and subtracting from it the percentages who say the two groups in question get along “not too well” or “not well at all”. The first three bars show how white respondents feel whites get along with blacks, whites get along with Hispanics, and whites get along with Asians, respectively. The next set of three bars show how black respondents feel blacks get along with whites, Hispanics, and Asians, etc:
The glass-half-full interpretation is that, corporate media and lunatics on social media aside, most people think their own group gets along relatively well with other groups. The only exception to net positive perceived intergroup harmony is in the way blacks view the state of their relationship with whites.
Though blacks express perceived disharmony in their relationship with whites, they think relations are good with Asians and great with Hispanics. Yet again we see no evidence for the faux idea that blacks and Hispanics are at each other’s throats. Blacks are more opposed to immigration restrictionism than any other groups–including Jews and Hispanics–are.
Whites think relations between themselves and members of each other group are better than members of each of those other groups think their relations with whites are. Hajnal hope springs eternal.
Taking respondents from both sides into account, the perceived relationship between whites and Asians is by far the strongest of all the group-to-group pairings. The relationship between whites and blacks, in contrast, is weakest. Arctic alliance, perhaps. Old stock American alliance, though? It looks about as unlikely now as it has at any (every?) other point in the nation’s history.