AFP reports that US minorities don't trust each other.
|Forty-four percent of Hispanics and 47 percent of Asians are "afraid of African-Americans because they are responsible for most of the crime," the survey of 1,105 adults drawn from the three ethnic groups showed.|
More than half of black Americans polled and 46 percent of Hispanics said Asian business owners do not treat them with respect.
And half of African-Americans said Latin American immigrants "are taking jobs, housing and political power away from the black community."
Hispanics and Asians, whose populations are made up mainly of immigrants, were positive about the American dream, saying that those who work hard in the United States reap the rewards of their toil.
In contrast, more than 60 percent of African-Americans dismissed the American dream as not working for them.
The most illuminating portion of the poll was the minority views of whites. The 3 groups viewed white Americans in a more favorable light than they did members of the other minority communities. Sixty-one percent of Hispanics, 54 percent of Asians and 47 percent of African-Americans said they would rather do business with whites than members of the other two groups.
And while we're on the topic of race - Oprah is catching heat from her own fans for her support of Barack Obama. Oprah is throwing her substantial body mass index behind BO and many see it as pandering to "one of her own." Her fans are disappointed in her on two fronts: 1. that she is finally coming out and becoming "political" and 2. that she is backing a black candidate because, and only because, she is black. Many people like to think of Oprah as racially neutral. Publicly she tries to be but privately I'm sure she's "all about the struggles, girlfriend!"
I haven't seen her construct a domestic violence shelter for women in Las Moches, Mexico. Even though 80% of women who are murdered in Mexico are killed by their hubbies. Why did she build that compound in Africa? Because she thinks of herself of African, duh!?!
It'd be nice to have a black person in a leadership position who's default position on everything was NOT their racial identity.
About the only black people like that are Dr. Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele and LaShawn Barber. If any of these 3 would run for office, they'd certainly get my vote.