A brand new survey revealing white millennials aren’t as liberal as their “enlightened” minority friends has liberal columnists at The Washington Submit spooked and afraid this Halloween. Jonathan Capehart admitted in in the present day’s paper, that the survey’s outcomes have been “alarming” and “worrisome” as a result of they revealed white millennials weren’t as virulently anti-Trump or radically liberal of their political viewpoints as their friends. The horror!
Capehart, who unabashedly sees racism on the drop of a hat, couldn’t assist however make the main target of his column on how horrible it was that white younger individuals had seemingly extra numerous opinions on politics and cultural issues than their black, asian and hispanic millennial counterparts. He started his column by noting how proud he’s of this era for main the way in which on same-sex marriage however admitted that race appears to be the place the “enlightenment glints out.” And by “enlightenment,” he meant, they really don’t blindly observe the Democrats’ dogma on each difficulty:
“Absolutely, the forward-thinking millennial era will ship us from the sins of their elders. However the survey outcomes — with the apt title “The ‘woke’ era?: Millennial attitudes on race within the US” — dashed my hopes of that…As a brand new GenForward Survey of 18-to-34-year-olds reveals, white millennials are ‘rapidly turning into the outlier group on this era.’”
He notes from the beginning, that this survey befell simply two weeks after “white supremacists, neo-Nazis and different assorted bigots unleashed terror on Charlottesville,” as if to remind readers that this one occasion ought to be the lens that each reply given ought to be centered round.
Capehart’s first grievance got here within the solutions younger white individuals gave about their “emotions” concerning the 2016 election outcomes. Capehart whined that whites checklist “hope” because the third emotion they really feel, after “disgust” and “embarrassment.” Regardless of being “disgusted” with the election outcomes, the younger whites surveyed nonetheless felt “hopeful” for the longer term. How dare they! Apparently Capehart needs millennials to see doom and gloom round each nook, with Trump as president.
His second gripe got here amidst the solutions given about whether or not or not President Trump is a racist. Whites have been fairly evenly cut up on this contentious query, however nonetheless the truth that practically half believed he’s not a racist is “worrisome”:
The following warning signal is available in Determine four with an easy query. “Do you consider Donald Trump is a racist or shouldn’t be a racist?” No shock that overwhelming majorities of African People (82 %), Asian People (74 %) and Latinos (78 %) say, “Sure.” White millennials, nonetheless, have been nearly cut up. A saving grace is that 51 % mentioned, “Sure.” However 48 % saying no, regardless of all of the proof on the contrary, is past worrisome.
From there, Capehart wrote, issues bought worse.
“As you learn deeper into the report, the warning indicators give option to crimson alerts,” he fretted “Views on Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the so-called alt-right left me gobsmacked,” he admitted.
Although Capehart confessed he was shocked to study that even 23 % of whites thought BLM was a “racist” group, what actually shocked him was that 51 % of whites surveyed seen race-based identification teams like white nationalists and BLM as “not very completely different” from one another.
Capehart makes use of this query to bash whites solutions to different questions on eradicating accomplice statues (62 % oppose in comparison with 73 % of blacks who favor elimination), and their divided views concerning the accomplice flag, to solidify his level that younger white individuals are on their option to turning into racist bigots identical to their white elders.
“I may go on with the opposite crimson alerts within the report,” the journalist admits, however he wraps up his article by highlighting one last query from the report. The query requested these surveyed to agree or disagree with this assertion: “Irish, Italian, Jewish, and plenty of different minorities overcame prejudice and labored their approach up.Blacks ought to do the identical with none particular favors.”
The survey discovered that 59 % of whites agreed with this assertion, whereas an equal variety of blacks disagreed with it. Capehart is reminded of one other Submit piece from a 12 months in the past entitled, “White millennials vote much more like whites than like millennials.”
“And this GenForward Survey reveals that regardless of the millennial fame, white millennials suppose much more like whites than millennials, who’re more and more individuals of shade,” he writes.
“[T]he outcomes I’ve shared with you and the others inside the 44-page report present that millennials are as divided because the generations that got here earlier than them,” he admits disappointment.