A psychological study in the USA has concluded that Caucasians are expressing declining support for diversity.
In their study, which even a cursory examanation will reveal is deeply flawed, the psychologists conclude that white Americanshave come to view diversity and multiculturalism more negatively as the U.S. moves toward becoming a minority-majority nation, a team of UCLA psychologists report.
The researchers split a sample of 98 white Americans half male, half female, representative of regional, socio – economic classes and religious backgrounds, with an average age of 37, randomly into two groups. One group was told that whites will no longer be the majority in the U.S. by 2050; in fact, this is likely to be true as soon as 2043, according to some projections. The second group was told that whites would retain their majority status in the U.S. through at least 2050. All participants were then asked a series of questions about their views on diversity.
“Whites feel lukewarm about diversity when they are told that they are about to lose their majority status in the United States for the first time,” said Yuen Huo, UCLA professor of psychology and the study’s instigator.
Using a seven-point scale—where 1 meant “strongly disagree” and 7 meant “strongly agree”—subjects were asked how much they agreed or disagreed with statements like “One of the goals of our country should be to teach people from different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds how to live and work together” and “Americans should understand that differences in backgrounds and experiences can lead to different values and ways of thinking.” Those who believed whites would continue to be the majority gave an average response of 5.67, while those who believed that whites would no longer be the majority gave an average response of just 5.15.
“We see a significant reduction in the endorsement of diversity when white Americans are exposed to current projections of future demographics,” said Felix Danbold, a UCLA psychology doctoral student and the paper’s lead author. “Most Americans view diversity in positive terms, but many white Americans who see the actual demographic projections, and the loss of their majority status, end up being less enthusiastic about it.”
Those in the study who identified themselves as Republicans gave average responses of 4.5, compared with 5.8 for Democrats and 5.7 for independents. Thirty-six percent of the participants were Democrats, 21 percent were Republicans and 31 percent were independents.
Support for diversity was also higher among women, with an average response of 5.7; men’s average response was 5.1.
The main problem with this study is the sample size is far too small to be meaningful, 98 people from a population of 330 million? It’s nowhere near a thousandth of one percent. How can such a small number be considered representative?
Secondly there is the question of how we define diversity for such a study.
The Liberal / progressive movement are so blinkered by their self righteousness they have lost sight of what constitutes diversity. They scream “DON’T LABEL US,” then proceed to label themselves with their identity politics, talking about gay rights, trans rights, black rights, Islamophobia, homophobia and such.
I have some gay friends that, if you met them casually, you would never think they are gay, yet if lefties find out they will tell my friends “You should be proud to be gay.”
Why? my friends would ask. It’s their business alone, all their friends know, nothing to do with anybody else.
On the other hand I had a friend, Charlie, (we lost touch some years ago, no fallout, life just took us in different directions,) who anybody would reasonably assumed from his body language, speech mannerisms and general behaviour, to be gay. He wasn’t, he didn’t question his maleness, he was just who he was (and was married to a lovely woman.)
One of the care providers who visited my late wife in her final illness, A…. is a Muslim. Hijab? Baggy clothes that hide her figure? No way, short skirts, skin tight leggings, revealing tops, false eyelashes and her black hair beautifully styled, that’s the person the world sees.
This is real diversity. I find it ironic that for the left wing activists who scream about equality, diversity is only skin deep and beneath the colour of our skin these social justice activists expect us all to conform to the stereotypes defined by the politically correct left. In my view it is the constant lecturing and haranguing from the far left about how we must accept this, do that, tolerate the other that is turning both Europeans and caucasian Americans against this manufactured diversity that is being imposed on us by the Politically Correct Thought Police.