Majority Of White Americans Say They Face Discrimination
A new NPR poll finds that a majority of white Americans believe they face discrimination in America today...
"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said 68-year-old Tim Hershman of Akron, Ohio, "and, basically, you know, if you want any help from the government, if you're white, you don't get it. If you're black, you get it."
As NPR reports, more than half of whites - 55 percent - surveyed say that, generally speaking, they believe there is discrimination against white people in America today.
Hershman's view is similar to what was heard on the campaign trail at Trump rally after Trump rally. Donald Trump catered to white grievance during the 2016 presidential campaign and has done so as president as well.
50-year-old heavy equipment operator Tim Musick, who lives in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. says anti-white discrimination is real, but he doesn't think he has ever really felt it personally.
"I think that you pretty much, because you're white, you're automatically thrown into that group as being a bigot and a racist and that somehow you perceive yourself as being more superior to everybody else, which is ridiculous," Musick said, speaking during his lunch break at a construction site.
"I'm just a man that happens to have been born white," Musick continued.
Notably, people from every racial or ethnic group surveyed said they believe theirs faces discrimination - from African-Americans and Latinos to Native Americans and Asian-Americans, as well as whites.