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Poll: Many Americans Don't Like Black People or MormonsSalem-News.com
No matter who wins, America is going to grow, since they’ve never had to choose between an African American and a Mormon.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Both the Mormon and the African-American communities still face prejudices in America. This information is striking considering how views on both communities have been shifting since Mitt Romney (a Mormon) and Barack Obama (African-American) ran in the presidential election back in 2008.
Great numbers of voters have confessed that they would not be comfortable if a close relative decided to marry someone who was either black or Mormon. The Washington Post and ABC News did a poll that showed that Mormons are not trusted by people outside of their community.
The poll shows that 20 percent of voters would not want a Mormon to marry into their family, and 14 percent said they would not want an African American to marry in either.
Whites who live in communities with fewer African Americans were the ones who were more likely to express that viewpoint, since they were less likely to be exposed to all kinds of black people. The same geographic factors do not apply as much to Mormons.
In the past four years, views on both racial prejudice and on the Mormon Church have evolved. Fewer Americans sense discrimination toward blacks in their communities.
Much of this change has occurred since President Obama was inaugurated into the White House. The poll results concerning African American discrimination have reduced from 50% of the public back in January 09, down to around 37 percent today.
It is not clear whether or not African Americans have noticed this shift in ideas, as whites and other non-blacks are the ones who claim that this shift has taken place.
Since Barack Obama became president, our country has evolved. Many whites have had a chance to see an intelligent black man in the media, and many African Americans have an additional role model.
The same could be true during a Mitt Romney presidency, since many Americans could see a normal Mormon family in the White House. So, no matter who wins, America is going to grow, since they’ve never had to choose between an African American and a Mormon.
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