The survey also finds blacks less upbeat about the state of black progress now than at any time since 1983. Looking backward, just one-in-five blacks say things are better for blacks now than they were five years ago. Looking ahead, fewer than half of all blacks (44%) say they think life for blacks will get better in the future, down from the 57% who said so in a 1986 survey.
However, there is more to that one: 44% said better, 21% said worse, and 31% said the same. You can say that 75% said that things are going to get better or stay the same. Is that positive or negative?
20% of the Blacks polled said things are better for Blacks than 5 years ago, 49% said the same, 29% said worse. You could say that 78% said that things are better or the same. Is that positive or negative?
What does this say about my mental view of the "Black world"? What does the poll results say about the mental view of the "Black world" of those Blacks who gave responses? If you take the same view as the person who wrote the "abstract," then you would have to say there is a negative pervasiveness of the Blacks polled. If that matches that of the general Black population, then "we" have an overall negative outlook. And what does that say?
To me, again, it says that Blacks, as a group, are
mind f****d mentally damaged. Overall income of Blacks is rising. More Blacks are entering the middle class. More Blacks are creating businesses. Are their negatives? Yes, but to take a negative view of things, to me, is unwarranted. And it demonstrates, to me, that Blacks are adverse to thinking good about "themselves." Which, to me, means "we" need mental help.
Or am I a Pollyanna?
Full results are here. Enjoy.