Black People’s Treatment in the United States

Only 35% of American adults, down nine points from 2018, are satisfied with how Black people are treated in the nation overall. According to Gallup research, 41 percent of White adults and 21 percent of Black adults are happy with their life. The percentage of Asians who are most satisfied with their treatment is 60% [1-3].
Racial groupings are substantially divided in their opinions of how Black people are treated, with white Americans being approximately twice as satisfied as Black Americans (41% vs. 21%). However, White Americans, whose happiness has decreased by 10 points since 2018, are the ones driving the general decline in satisfaction, while Black Americans’ opinions have not much altered [4-6].
Since 2001, the proportion of all U.S. adults, White Americans, and Black Americans who are very or somewhat pleased with how Black people are treated in the country has decreased to 35 percent. 21 percent of Black adults and 41 percent of White adults are included in this[7-9].
The most current data from a poll indicates that Americans are usually less happy with how Black people are treated than other racial or ethnic groups. The only care that is widely favored by all Americans is provided to Asians (60 %). Nearly the same proportion of adults in the United States are satisfied with how Arabs and Hispanics are treated (41%) [6, 10-12].
Only Asians are treated in a way that all Americans overwhelmingly favor. Nearly all adults in the US are satisfied with how Hispanics and Arabs are treated (44%each). Compared to White people, adults of color are much less content with each category. Compared to White Americans or White Americans as a whole, Black Americans are happier with the way immigrants and Muslims are treated [13-15].
With respect to how Black people are treated in the nation, only 35% of American adults are satisfied, a nine-point decline from 2018. According to Gallup research, 41% of White adults and 21% of Black adults are happy with their life. Only care for Asians is provided, and all Americans largely approve of it (60%) [16-19].
[1] A. D. Association, “Economic costs of diabetes in the US in 2017,” Diabetes care, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 917-928, 2018.
[2] C. Hensley, C. White, and L. R. Cruse, “Re-Engaging Student Parents to Achieve Attainment and Equity Goals: A Case for Investment in More Accessible Postsecondary Pathways,” Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 2021.
[3] R. M. McCleary, “Millennials, religion, and politics in the United States,” Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute. Retrieved January, vol. 9, p. 2019, 2018.
[4] L. D. Davenport, Politics beyond Black and White: Biracial identity and attitudes in America. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
[5] D. Kellner, American horror show: Election 2016 and the ascent of Donald J. Trump. Springer, 2017.
[6] W. J. Hall et al., “Implicit racial/ethnic bias among health care professionals and its influence on health care outcomes: a systematic review,” American journal of public health, vol. 105, no. 12, pp. e60-e76, 2015.
[7] C. A. Haiman et al., “Ethnic and racial differences in the smoking-related risk of lung cancer,” New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 354, no. 4, pp. 333-342, 2006.
[8] B. Blaine and J. Crocker, “Religiousness, race, and psychological well-being: Exploring social psychological mediators,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 1031-1041, 1995.
[9] L. Sigelman and S. Welch, Black Americans’ views of racial inequality: The dream deferred. CUP Archive, 1994.
[10] T. J. Schraufnagel, A. W. Wagner, J. Miranda, and P. P. Roy-Byrne, “Treating minority patients with depression and anxiety: what does the evidence tell us?,” General hospital psychiatry, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 27-36, 2006.
[11] C. E. Rodriguez, Changing race: Latinos, the census, and the history of ethnicity in the United States. NYU Press, 2000.
[12] H. King, M. Rewers, and W. A. H. D. R. Group, “Global estimates for the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance in adults,” Diabetes care, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 157-177, 1993.
[13] S. Bender, Greasers, and gringos: Latinos, law, and the American imagination. NYU Press, 2003.
[14] C. S. Fischer and M. Hout, Century of Difference: How America changed in the last one hundred years. Russell Sage Foundation, 2006.
[15] M. Fine and S. R. Sirin, Muslim American youth: Understanding hyphenated identities through multiple methods. NYU Press, 2008.
[16] C. Monsour, “How Religion and Age Are Correlated with Partisan Geographical Sorting in the United States,” 2022.
[17] C. Albertson, A Perfect Union?: Television and the Winning of Same-sex Marriage. Routledge, 2017.
[18] N. H. Chow, “College Students and Mental Health: What Prevents Them from Seeking Psychotherapy,” The Wright Institute, 2018.
[19] M. C. Noonan, F. B. Lynn, and M. H. Walker, “Boxed in: Beliefs about the compatibility and likability of mother-occupation and father-occupation role combinations,” Socius, vol. 6, p. 2378023120942449, 2020.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.