Taken from the beginning of America’s third great religious revival, the percentages of GSS respondents, by race and also by political orientation among whites, who attribute blacks having “worse jobs, income, and housing than white people” at least in part “because most just don’t have the motivation or willpower to pull themselves up out of poverty” follow:
This is one of those issues where non-blacks are only allowed to entertain the dominant white liberal position that black free will has nothing to do with anything. This is what “having an honest conversation about race” means.
Blacks are allowed to entertain the idea around other blacks but not around non-blacks, especially whites. They are also permitted to turn the idea over in comedic situations–or at least they used to be able to:
GSS variables used: RACDIF4, YEAR(2012-2018), RACECEN1(1)(2)(4-10), HISPANIC(1)(2-50), POLVIEWS(1-3)(4)(5-7)