Racism still a problem

From CNN.comNow, this poll get the “No Duh Award.”  By even measure that I can think of racism still exists. Now, I’m not going to trash this study BUT one of the questions asks if you have been discrimminated against, only 51% of Blacks who answered the study said yes.  I would like to know who are the other 49%.  Where do they live because I want to move there? 

From CNN.com:

Most Americans, white and black, see racism as a lingering problem in the United States, and many say they know people who are racist, according to a new poll.

But few Americans of either race — about one out of eight — consider themselves racist.

And experts say racism has evolved from the days of Jim Crow to the point that people may not even recognize it in themselves.

A poll conducted last week by Opinion Research Corp. for CNN indicates that whites and blacks disagree on how serious a problem racial bias is in the United States.

Almost half of black respondents — 49 percent — said racism is a “very serious” problem, while 18 percent of whites shared that view. Forty-eight percent of whites and 35 percent of blacks chose the description “somewhat serious.”

Asked if they know someone they consider racist, 43 percent of whites and 48 percent of blacks said yes.

But just 13 percent of whites and 12 percent of blacks consider themselves racially biased.

The poll was based on phone interviews conducted December 5 through Thursday with 1,207 Americans, including 328 blacks and 703 non-Hispanic whites. Continue reading

New Post – ABC News Poll: 7/10 Disapprove of handling of Iraq

Americans are truly getting tired of steady flood of bad news out of Iraq.   

From WaPo:

Negative assessments of the war in Iraq — the central issue in last month’s midterm election — continue to hold down President Bush’s job approval ratings and could cast a pall on the final two years of his presidency.

In a new Post-ABC News poll, seven in 10 Americans disapprove of the way the president is handling the situation in Iraq — the highest percentage since the March 2003 invasion. Six in 10 say the war was not worth fighting.

While both gauges on the war have been negative since late 2004, Bush’s approval rating on Iraq has deteriorated further since early October, likely weakened by recent high-profile criticisms of the administration’s Iraq policy.

The bleak appraisals of the war include the release last week of the much-anticipated report from the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan government advisory panel, which described conditions in Iraq as “grave and deteriorating.” Continue reading