Younger Blacks are less likely to suggest that discrimination explains racial disparities, tending to ascribe them to Blacks’ lack of will to “pull up their bootstraps.”
Five decades on from the end of institutionalized segregation in the U.S., racial disparities between blacks and white endure. Despite these persistent inequalities, there has been a shift among Blacks away from believing that these disparities are caused by continuing discrimination and prejudice….
The findings here are troubling given the on-going inequality in the criminal justice system, persistent wealth inequality, re-segregation of American schools, racial discrimination in job employment processes, and the like. This research raises questions about who will be wiling and able to speak up on issues of racial inequality in an era of colorblindness.
A worrying gap is between perception and reality.