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Survey Finds Young White People More Concerned About Global Terrorism While Black People Fret over Domestic Racism, Terroism

Black Millenials White Millenials, Millenials Racism, National, News, Politics, Race, Young People Issues, Young People Racist -

Survey Finds Young White People More Concerned About Global Terrorism While Black People Fret over Domestic Racism, Terroism

image via wikimedia commons
image via wikimedia commons

The Black Youth Project has released a survey which confirmed what Black people and other people of color have always known to be true with data-based facts: Black people care more immediately about issues of racism, while white people are more concerned with terrorism away from the home front.

The survey, which was put together by the Associated Press and the University of Chicago’s NORC research lab, asked 1,832 adults between the ages of 18 and 30 from across America various questions, such as which social issues they felt were most important. The surveyors then noted how those issues were ranked by importance.

“Young adults now represent the largest generation of Americans, and they are by far the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in the country,” the report notes. “Thus, to fully understand how young people think about the upcoming election, issues such as terrorism or gun violence, as well as their economic futures, we have to pay attention to characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.”

The survey’s findings were interesting. Black people, for instance ranked the issues as most important to least important thusly: racism, police brutality, education, gun control, and poverty as the issues in need of the most attention and work. People who identified as Latina/o ranked their concerns in this way: immigration, terrorism, general racism, education, and gun control. Asian Americans ranked education, racism, gun control, income inequality and healthcare as their top issues.

However, the study found something overwhelmingly different for white people. Rather than worrying about police brutality or systemic inequality, white people made terrorism their number one issue of focus, followed by fear, healthcare, national debt and the environment.

image via Black Youth Project
image via Black Youth Project

“Young adults are not a monolithic group, and the issues that young people most care about varies widely across race and ethnicity,” the surveyors noted about the findings.

Indeed, being Black and brown in America has always been difficult, and thus those particular issues are the top concern for those who experience it. Black people had to deal with domestic racial terrorism in the form of Jim Crow after slavery was abolished, and they continuously deal with the war on drugs and mass incarceration, as well as racial profiling in their everyday lives.

Because white people may not see or even think about racism with any regularity, it makes sense that it would not rank as important to them.


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