War on Whites? Republicans see it, Democrats don’t according to poll

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Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Alabama) made headlines when he claimed that Democrats were waging a “war on whites.” Republicans may quibble about whether or not is a “war” but many in the GOP (white and not) see a bias in favor of blacks over whites. Democrats, however, see equal treatment.


After the 2012, the American National Election Study (the gold-standard of political science polling) asked Americans if the administration favored blacks or whites. The result: a strong partisan divide. A large proportion of Republicans saw the White House treating blacks better than whites (a majority of all groups saw equal treatment). This was true even for minorities in the GOP.  In strong contrast, both white Democrats and minority Democrats saw fair treatment. Among self-identified independents, there is a larger racial effect, with white independents twice as likely to see blacks favored over whites.

Rep. Brooks’ comments may seem extreme to Democrats, but to many, many Republicans the label “war on whites” fits.

  • larry

    As with the “war on Christianity”, the “war on whites” seems to consist of telling people who are trying to exercise undue privileges, “no, you aren’t allowed to act like an obnoxious jerk”

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  • Fran

    During the upcoming rule by God’s kingdom or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44; Matthew 4:17) over mankind on earth, there will be complete brotherhood of man concerning all races and cultures on earth. This cannot evidently be accomplished by man’s governments and nationalism has proved to be a dividing tool in that regard.

    As the apostle Peter so eloquently stated: “… For a certainty, I perceive that God is not partial but in every nation the man that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.” (Acts 10:34).

    We should maintain the same attitude expressed there and love our fellowman as ourselves.

  • Mike

    White people’s very existence is evidence of undue privilege according to anti-white leftists like Larry.

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  • Larry

    I am not anti-white. I am anti-whinybaby.

    Whahhh, my racism no longer has social sanction.

    Whahhh, being white doesn’t confer any inherent advantage in society anymore

    Whahhh, demonizing minorities is not working for political campaigns like it used to.

  • DeaconJohnM.Bresnahan

    I wouldn’t call it a “war on whites” but the way some (usually liberals, Democrats, and media people,) use the accusation of racism anytime any white person dares to disagree with them sure smacks of it.
    Unfortunately, this corrupt political ploy is now used fairly regularly to shut people up and short circuit any rational debating.

  • Larry

    The problem with many of the accusations of racism is that they are usually true. This is perhaps the most ridiculous talking point conservatives use. Being annoyed about “playing the race card”.

    Complaining about being accused of being a racist is not a refutation of being one. Its not even much of a response. Its like claiming “bias” when someone is given facts they do not want to believe.

    Maybe if people didn’t constantly rely on racist language and rhetoric as political rallying points, there would be more original complaints. Maybe instead of complaining about being called racist, do something to show you are not one.

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