#1 Americans among least racist people in the world (World Values Survey)
05-16-2013, 08:52 PM
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Jake Izzy (91 posts)
Americans among least racist people in the world (World Values Survey)
When asked groups of people they would not want to have as neighbors, some countries picked "people of another race" as the answer. Several Asian countries scored as the most intolerant. US was among the most tolerant.
(graphic of racism among nations)
In my view this is good news for America. Despite the racial disparities existing in the nation, racism is much worse in a large area of the globe.
Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...tries/?hpid=z2Star Member polly7 (7,772 posts)
3. I think much of our tolerance here in North America is due to
having been allowed to live a relatively peaceful, war-free existence on our own soil. The more turmoil one has known, the more susceptible to suspicion, distrust and racism. jmo.Star Member tavalon (25,645 posts)
10. Except for that little skirmish, what was it's name?
Oh, yeah, the Civil War.
I'm shocked that we come out looking that good because we are a racist people. Kind of scares me to think that we rank so high.bighart (1,241 posts)
4. Not sure what to make of the article.
Interesting none the less.Star Member dorkzilla (484 posts)
6. Someone better tell the Teatards. ntStar Member freshwest (31,181 posts)
14. I wonder if the term was understood to be something other than color; such as origin or religion.
I don't see how India ended up in the 'red' on this map, I think it's ethnically diverse according to religion, but pretty much all the same stock racially.
The 'purple' in Russia doesn't take into account that there are many types of people there, religions, etc. Surprised at the Indonesia rating, as I thought that was a very racially diverse area; and surprised that France didn't do so well either.
Americans often come off as worse than they are in real life when seen through media, since we air our dirty laundry for all to see, whereas other nations may not talk about it so much. Still pleased, I don't see any fear of different races, religions, or dislike for those from abroad in my area of the USA, so that is consistent with my experience.
Where I grew up in the South was also more racially diverse and tolerant than some areas of the country. Most Americans have come to grips with the fact most are immigrant stock and don't have any right to judge others, especially those of the Americas from south of the border with deeper roots.KamaAina (45,179 posts)
15. So racism isn't just tearing this country apart,
it's tearing the whole world apart.Star Member smirkymonkey (11,638 posts)
27. Interesting. I am so used to most Europeans
(especially the French) accusing us of being racist. Hmmm.
05-16-2013, 09:00 PM
WHAT???? This has to be lies!!!! DU says the USA is RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May the FORCE be with you!
05-16-2013, 09:24 PM
Did they leave out the Democratic party when they did that survey?
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05-17-2013, 09:43 AM
I love how the DUmmies equate the presence of diversity with acceptance. It never occurs to them that places with large racially mixed populations may also have great ethnic strife. India has a largely homogenous population in terms of racial characteristics, but is riven by caste and religious differences.
Here's the map:
The least racist regions of the world are the most heavily populated by westerners.
English-speaking states are the least racist as a group (the US, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand), but Hong Kong shows up as very racist.
The most racist are those with heavy Muslim popultions.
The Muslims states that they dared not enter, such as Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and the various 'Stans, are not exactly known for their ethnic/religious tolerance, either.
The states identifying as strongly Christian, are among the least racist.
Countries that were not surveyed, but which would have been interesting: Panama, Israel, Cuba, North Korea and the Dominican Republic.
Countries where the results are counter-intuitive: Pakistan, South Africa (high rate of racial violence), Hong Kong and the Philippines.
05-17-2013, 10:03 AMI don't see how India ended up in the 'red' on this map, I think it's ethnically diverse according to religion, but pretty much all the same stock racially.
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05-17-2013, 10:13 AM
I think America is a shining example (no bluster) of different races mixing in heromy. Yes we have problems but I see no other place in the world with such a diverse culture.We're from Philadelphia, We Fight- Chip Kelly
05-17-2013, 12:59 PM
Another few things of interest on the map. With the glaring exception of France, the major European states are among the less racist countries. Again, note that countries that were mostly settled by Europeans tend to be less racist, while countries which were governed by Europeans, but not heavily settled, tend to be more racist. Relatively free countries tend to be less racist, while authoritarian regimes show more racism (note that Venezuela is the most racist state in South America, and that Russia, China are more racist than most western states) .
The big shock here is the low racism reaction in Pakistan and the high one in India. Historically, India has been extremely tolerant of other ethnic and religious groups, except where the Muslims ruled, while Pakistan is an extremely violent culture that is rife with sectarian violence and discrimination.
The other interesting thing is that if you draw a map of the old Caliphate, which covers the north of Africa and south of Asia, into the Pacific Islands, you see a belt of the most racist states, interspersed with states that were too dangerous to even try polling.
05-17-2013, 01:34 PM
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Diversity is good because different races bring different perspectives.
Race does not exist.
Diversity is good because different races working together enhance the outcome.
Race is a social construct.
We have 18% of our workforce that is black, the fact that they are all from New Hampshire and speak Dutch is irrelevant.
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