August 21, 2012

Survey: Democrats More Racist Than Republicans

Alex over at Marginal Revolution shows that Republicans and Democrats are just about equally racist. Which is odd, because I'm constantly hearing from just about all the powers that be that Republicans have the market on racism cornered.

But as Maetenloch points out, just about equally racist isn't the same thing as equally racist.

It turns out, Democrats are slightly more racist than Republicans.

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Some people may not vote for Barack Obama because he's black just as some won't vote for Mitt Romney because he's Mormon. Bigots, like the poor, will always be with us.

But let us put to rest the myth that Democrats are somehow more enlightened than Republicans on race issues. And then let these statistics assuage the guilt of over educated suburbanites who are thinking they might not vote for Obama this time around but don't dare say it aloud for fear of being thought a bumpkin who has a Klan outfit in hidden in the back of the closet.

Also, I'm banning myself for being a racist.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:30 AM | Comments |