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mullirific  ·  2147 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Half of American whites see no racism around them

I am a white male who lives in the deep country of the USA. I wonder if the higher rates associated with my demographic is because our local citizens are relatively homogenous? All I have around me for ethnicities are Germans and MAYBE a few swedish... but we don't like the sweds :-)

user-inactivated  ·  2147 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was thinking the same thing. The same logic can apply to the differences in party lines as well. Republicans tend to be from more rural populations where democrats tend to be around more urban areas.

doommaggot  ·  2147 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's likely a large part, but not all of it. High population density is 38% versus 55% for low population density. Liberals are 29% and conservatives are 62%.

mullirific  ·  2147 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just to expand on this a little bit... what chance would I have to be racist when there is literally no opportunity to be? In the deep south cultures tend to clash more and perhaps that is causing a bit of this racial tension?