A new report by National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, shows that 18% of White Democrat Member respondents think that black people are less intelligent than white people. The report also shows that 26% of Republican members think the same.
The Washington Post has criticized the Republicans whilst failing to call out the Democrats, and the compliant media have done the same. Through the massaging of the raw data, it would appear that one group is vastly more racist than the other. But the raw data itself shows only single digit difference.
As to why so many people would put so much effort into juggling numbers is anyone’s guess, one can only assume that it serves the media purpose to make one group seem worse. But what everyone has failed to point out is the fact that these figures do not represent reality, only the reality of perception that the respondents wish to put across.
Here is the data as reported in the Daily Caller:
Here’s the trend among white members of each party who say blacks are less intelligent:
- Republicans (1990): 57 percent
- Republicans (2000): 39 percent
- Republicans (2010): 33 percent
- Republicans (2016): 26 percent
- Democrats (1990): 60 percent
- Democrats (2000): 40 percent
- Democrats (2010): 26 percent
- Democrats (2016): 18 percent