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Saturday, October 27, 2012

THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY. The sad Truth Is We Americans do Have Much To Be Ashamed about. I Believe that we can and shall over-come these things and when we do--We, and Future Generations, Will Stand Up And Proudly Proclaim That We Did Indeed Over-Come!!!

AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks to supporters at a campaign event at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport, in Cleveland Ohio. Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not. Those views could cost Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.
Those views could cost President Barack Obama votes as he tries for re-election, the survey found, though the effects are mitigated by some Americans' more favorable views of blacks.
Racial prejudice has increased slightly since 2008 whether those feelings were measured using questions that explicitly asked respondents about racist attitudes, or through an experimental test that measured implicit views toward race without asking questions about that topic directly.
In all, 51 percent of Americans now express explicit anti-black attitudes, compared with 48 percent in a similar 2008 survey. When measured by an implicit racial attitudes test, the number of Americans with anti-black sentiments jumped to 56 percent, up from 49 percent during the last presidential election. In both tests, the share of Americans expressing pro-black attitudes fell.
"As much as we'd hope the impact of race would decline over time ... it appears the impact of anti-black sentiment on voting is about the same as it was four years ago," said Jon Krosnick, a Stanford University professor who worked with AP to develop the survey.
Most Americans expressed anti-Hispanic sentiments, too. In an AP survey done in 2011, 52 percent of non-Hispanic whites expressed anti-Hispanic attitudes. That figure rose to 57 percent in the implicit test. The survey on Hispanics had no past data for comparison.
The AP surveys were conducted with researchers from Stanford University, the University of Michigan and NORC at the University of Chicago. . . . .
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It is times like this where All I Can Say Is that I Wish I Could Be Proud Of My Country--BUT BEING A NATION OF HATERS IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO BE PROUD ABOUT--Being A Nation Of Haters Is Something To Be Ashamed About.  As Sure As Having the Need Of U.N. Observers here, because too many Republicans are in positions of power to prevent people from exercising their Right To Vote--This Is The First Time That We Needed The U.N. Observers Here--After all, Not Even President Richard M. Nixon was this corrupt as the Current Republican Party has become, THANKS TO THE MOST UNHOLY ALLIANCE THE TEA PARTY AND THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT--MANY THE MANY REPUBLICAN RULED STATES HAVE SUNK TO NEW LOWS(morally speaking that is) IN CORRUPTION. IF--God Forbid-the NRA Also gets involved--Then we might even sink to new lows(morally speaking that is) in Violence--They and Their Supporters can make this Election not only the most corrupt, but also the most violent, In American History--THIS IS WHY THIS INDEPENDENT BLOGGER--AGAIN--IS SUPPORTING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ALONG WITH MY FELLOW AMERICANS WHO WANT TO BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY.

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    AMERICA--AMERICA!!!! We not only need to Wake Up and Smell the Coffee that Racism is Wrong--As the Pastor of the Church that I grew up attending--The Lutheran Church of the Covenant taught---->We Should call White Supremacy, the same thing that God calls it; The Sin of False Pride, also called the Pride of Life, also Called The Original Sin.

    America--We Also Need To Wake Up To The Scientific Fact That Global Climate Change Is Real--We Ourselves Have Also Added To The Severity of this Storm.

    P.S.>>>>>>> Speaking of being on the Right Side of History--There is also This>>>


    Hi there, Readers, since I don't send out much e-mail, I blog, instead, so instead of passing this on by e-mailing it, It is here;

    I took action to stand with President Obama to protect the Arctic. The oil industry and their cronies in Washington want to open up 11 million acres of Western Alaska's most fragile and important wild places to oil and gas drilling. Because of grassroots support, the Obama administration has submitted a proposal to protect this wild Arctic landscape. Please join me in thanking President Obama and urge him to stay strong in protecting the Arctic!

             Check out the details here: http://action.sierraclub.org

    And In Addition, Let Us Also Thank Good Senators, Such As Ohio's Own Senator Sherrod Brown, whom even his opponents agree is Pro-Environment!!!!!    

    OHIO--WE CAN AND WILL SAVE THIS NATION AND OUR NATURAL RESOURCES FROM THE DESTRUCTION THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY--WHO HAVE BEEN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THE COAL, GAS, AND OIL INTERESTS-- WOULD DO, BY VOTING DEMOCRAT!!!!!