A new poll by the AP suggests the majority of Americans have anti-black sentiments– as much as 56%. As a bi-racial woman this data doesn’t surprise me at all. I’ve seen it firsthand, and never felt we lived in a post-racial society either before or after the election of President Barack Obama.
My fear is that people still won’t listen, or that prejudice is so deeply ingrained in some people that there lacks enough of a desire to make a real difference.
For the sake of my black daughters, and for their futures, I hope we can avail ourselves to open, honest dialogue. It’s the only way we can hope to make a change.