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Study Shows That President Trump Has Made America Less Racist

Jeff Katz
May 21, 2019 - 1:02 pm

A study shows that racism has actually decreased during President Trump’s time in the White House. 

University of Pennsylvania sociologists Daniel J. Hopkins and Samantha Washington have been conducting a running study that measures the racial attitudes of 2,500 randomly selected Americans since 2008.

In their most recent report, they confess they expected to see an increase in racist opinions among the group, saying, “Normalization of prejudice or opinion leadership both lead us to expect that expressed prejudice may have increased in this period, especially among Republicans or Trump supporters.”

What they found was that racism has actually decreased under the current president:

"Americans, claim Hopkins and Washington, have actually become less inclined to express racist opinions since Donald Trump was elected. Anti-black prejudice, they found, declined by a statistically-insignificant degree between 2012 and 2016, when Trump was elected. But then after 2016 it took a sharp dive that was statistically significant. Moreover, contrary to their expectations, the fall was as evident among Republican voters as it was among Democrats. There was also a general fall in anti-Hispanic prejudice, too, although this was more evident among Democrat voters."

To read more of their results, click here.