A new study reveals that white millennials believe discrimination against white people is manifesting in the workplace.
The study, conducted by GenForward, polled millennials of varying races — including white, African-American, Asian-Americans, and Latinos — about the political and economic climate in the country amongst different races.
The survey asked millennials whether or not they believe minorities are taking away employment opportunities from white people. While very few millennials agreed, 29 percent of white millennials did indicate they believe minorities are taking away their employment opportunities.
Millennials overwhelmingly agreed that whites hold the most political power in the country, followed by African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans. However, when questioned about overall discrimination in the country, there were far fewer similarities between the respondents.
When asked the question, “Has discrimination against whites become as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities?” about 70 percent of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Latinos disagreed. However, white respondents answered very differently. Nearly half (48 percent) agreed that white discrimination is equally a problem.
Only a quarter of non-whites interviewed shared this view, though it is possible that the reasoning for this is because those who are a member of one race tend to be more oblivious to the plights of other races.
SOURCE: Aubree Poole