DCR Culture: New poll shows that African Americans aren’t treated fairly but no one wants defunding of police or Confederate statues torn down.☕☕☕

Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it’s based on the latest poll that came out. An Washington Post- ABC News poll that was published some days ago show how people feel about the state of affairs which includes inequality of Black People as well as defunding the police and tearing down Confederate Statues.

Majority of Americans support the Black Lives Matter movement and a record 69 percent say black people and other minorities are not treated as equal to white people in the criminal justice system. But the public generally opposes calls to take away some police funding to social services and remove statues of Confederate generals or presidents who enslaved people, this is according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

July 12-15, 2020, Washington Post-ABC News poll – The Washington Post


Divisions exist between different racial groups and among varied political identities, though not surprisingly given the high profile that President Trump has taken in fanning opposition to Black Lives Matter protesters and their desired changes.

Confidence in police appears shaken after a wave of national protests following George Floyd’s killing by Police. Compare that in 2014 when fewer Americans say they are confident that police are adequately trained to avoid using excessive force. Meanwhile, more people say recent police killings of black people are “a sign of broader problems” in police conduct.

The number of Americans saying that black people do not receive equal treatment in the criminal justice system has risen by 15 percentage points from 2014 and this year marks the first time a majority of whites has held this view surprisingly.

When compared with 2014, around the time of the killings of African Americans Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York, larger shares of virtually every demographic group and every age group now say that minorities do not receive treatment equal to white people in the criminal justice system.

That view is held by 62 percent of white people, up 18 points from 2014. Among black people, 97 percent now assert there is unequal treatment of minorities, up from 89 percent in 2014. Over two thirds, 68 percent of Hispanic people, say the same, roughly similar to 2014.

The share of white Democrats who say black people and other minorities do not receive equal treatment in the criminal justice system rose 19 points to 89 percent, meanwhile white independents jumped 24 points to 65 percent. White Republicans inched up seven points to 36 percent.

More than half of adults, 55 percent, say that recent killings of unarmed black people are “a sign of broader problems in the treatment of black people by police,” an increase from 43 percent in 2014. Meanwhile, 40 percent say they are isolated incidents.

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