Tag Archives: poll

Most of the Black superdelegates with Obama

Senator Barack Obama now holds a majority of all black superdelegates, according to a new tally. More than half of all African American superdelegates (52 percent) say they will support the Illinois senator, while just under a third say they support Senator Hillary Clinton (31 percent). Almost 17 percent of African American superdelegates are still “uncommitted.”

The information comes from a newly published tally of African American superdelegates, released this morning by The Daily Voice.

umm….

Am I supposed to be surprised?  No one in office wants to be the black politician who didn’t support Obama in case he wins.  Duh!

Leave a comment

Filed under african american, black, blog, government, internet, media, news, opinion, politics, race, society

Multilingual poll of Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans uncovers serious tensions

New American Media/Washington, DC – The first multilingual poll of Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans has uncovered serious tensions among these ethnic groups, including mistrust and significant stereotyping, but a majority of each group also said they should put aside differences and work together to better their communities.The poll, which was release during a news conference at the National Press Club, was sponsored by New America Media (NAM) and nine ethnic media outlets who are founding members of the organization.

“This extraordinary poll reveals some unflattering realities that exist in America today,” said Sandy Close, Executive Editor and Director of NAM, the nation’s first and largest collaboration of ethnic news media. “The sponsors of the poll strongly believe the best way to move forward is by identifying the problems and initiating a dialogue that can bring ethnic groups closer together in their fight for equality and against discrimination.”

Broadly, the poll of 1,105 African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic adults found that the predominantly immigrant populations – Hispanics and Asians – expressed far greater optimism about their lives in America, concluding that hard work is rewarded in this society. By contrast, more than 60% of the African Americans polled do not believe the American Dream works for them. Blacks also described themselves as “more segregated from the rest of America than the other groups.”

The poll found that friction between ethnic and racial groups, which at times has erupted into highly-publicized incidents around the country, is clearly rooted in the mistrust that the groups harbor towards each other, as well as the sentiment that other groups are mistreating them or are detrimental to their own future. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under academic, african american, black, black man, black women, community, culture

37% of Black People Aren’t Black Anymore

I didn’t get this memo…and I doubt White America got it either. LOL Juan Williams reports in his column (www.sacbee.com)…

Conventional wisdom about black America is being turned on its head. Nearly two out of five black people (37 percent) surveyed in a new Pew poll, done in association with NPR, said that blacks “can no longer be thought of as a single race.”

Only half of all black people in the country (53 percent) say it is possible to think of blacks as one race. And young black Americans – ages 18 to 29 – are more likely than older blacks to say that blacks are no longer a single race.

The growing perception of two races is really a divide over values.

More than half of all Americans – people of all colors – believe that the values of poor and middle-class blacks are becoming more different. When the question is limited to black people, the answer is even more definitive: 61 percent say values are now more different between middle-class and poor blacks. The perception of a class divide in black America has increased nearly 20 points since a similar question was asked of black people in 1986.

So, in a nutshell, middle class blacks feel they are so disconnected to “lower” class, poorer blacks that they want to be defined (self-define) as a separate race?  What?  As if we needed another reason for division.  It’s a good article…read the rest here.

1 Comment

Filed under african american, black, black man, black women, culture, news, opinion, race, society