New evidence suggests Black people, immigrants, and general non-whites all demonstrate lower levels of trust than white people.
As a general rule, humans don’t like to have things taken from them. While the media talks all day about how racist white people are, the coverage tends to end before it gets to just how racist minorities are against other minorities.
The Democratic Party has long prided itself as being the party of science. Many prominent figures in science are generally of a left-leaning political persuasion. “The good thing about science,” according to Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” Though that’s been largely crumbling, as identity politics has taken over the mainstream left, driven by bad data, or occasionally no data at all, except the opinion of a tv actor or pop music star.
Of course, when a fundamental part of your political platform is based on the notion that “X” and “Y” are somehow non-binary values, you immediately lose claim to being beholden to scientific fact. For the binarily challenged, “bi” means 2. In the 0s and 1s of computers, we can call “X” a 0, and “Y” a 1. And there you have binary. It’s not entirely new, either, as Democrats have spent years now finding ways to explain away statistical data they find unpleasant, or counter to their beliefs. If a study shows that “Minority Race” is, per capita, three times more likely to commit a crime than “Majority Race”, the left will insist that the study is void, because of speculative assumptions of under-reporting for Majority crime, and over-policing of Minority crime.
While the left is still reeling in confusion from the election, the more reasonable minded amongst them are trying to figure out why, without blaming Bernie, or the Russians, or neo-Nazis. It turns out, some of the data they’ve been ignoring may be helpful in informing Democratic campaigning going forward, assuming someone can get a Democrat to listen, which seems highly unlikely. The left is collectively wondering how Trump got so many minority votes, but we’ve had the data for ages that explains why, they’ve just been ignoring it, because it shows that racism isn’t a white people thing, rather it’s a human thing. And it’s not always about race, it’s just “us vs them”, as it has been since the dawn of civilization. As they say, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
In the face of hard statistics that “conflict theory” is the most empirically supported theory, Sociologists Maria Abascal and Delia Baldassari published an unsurprising paper, blaming white people all the same. Ironically, their paper repeatedly states the very assumption they aim to counter, such as, “Even early contact theorists acknowledged that contact only reduces prejudice under specific conditions,” which include a perception of equality; a perception all but impossible to accomplish amongst a party dedicated to divisive identity politics. In fact, the paper specifically states that black people, immigrants, and general non-whites all demonstrate lower levels of trust than white people.
This Psychology Today article supports conflict theory, where all groups tend towards more conservative views when they see another population growing, thus diminishing the power ratio of the group, compared to society at large. Here in America, the Democrats have made such an effort to create a system for non-whites that is “separate, but equal,” for lack of a better term, that the minority groups are now competing with one another for Affirmative Action spots, and other “skin color is important” opportunities, and the more competition there is, the less “equal” society seems, which only fosters more distrust.
“New evidence from the US suggests that in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods residents of all races tend to ‘hunker down’. Trust(even of one’s own race) is lower, altruism and community cooperation rarer, friends fewer.”