U.S. Split Along Racial Lines on Backlash Against Police, Poll Finds

by Janet Hook  |  published on May 4, 2015


Americans are bracing for a summer of racial disturbances around the country, such as those that have wracked Baltimore, with African Americans and whites deeply divided about why the urban violence has occurred, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.

A resounding 96% of adults surveyed said it was likely there would be additional racial disturbances this summer, a signal that Americans believe Baltimore’s recent problems aren’t a local phenomenon but instead are symptomatic of broader national problems.

When asked to explain recent events in Baltimore and other cities that have seen confrontations between police and members of the African-American community, blacks and whites viewed the situation differently.

Asked to choose between two possible explanations for recent events, 60% of blacks said they reflected “long-standing frustrations about police mistreatment of African Americans.” Some 27% of black respondents said the disturbances were caused by people who used protests over an African American man dying in police custody “as an excused to engage in looting and violence.”

  • Walt Tendee

    There seems lately to be a small faction of Black Americans who are constantly looking for excuses to riot so they can steal tobacco products, alcoholic beverages and electronic devices. They and Muslim radicals are programmed with the same prehistoric mentality. They don’t fit into civilized society so they both turn into mobs of savages with the attitude that everybody owes them a living.

  • Mi Trucker

    The problem is we are owed this or that because our ancestry were slaves period.

  • the redhawk

    Well ONE poll show Rational and Educated THINKING in assessing the Situation and the Other shows Immature, Inept and Uneducated thinking based on the RACE Cottage Industry of Sharpton and Obama….

  • wiseguy

    0bama started this shit so he could declare martial law

    • the redhawk

      The HEADINASS Pansy Potus really wants to go down in a wall of FLAMES!…. The Legacy of THE IDIOT POS!

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