A new study reveals that white millennials believe discrimination against white people is manifesting in the workplace.
The study, conducted by GenForward, polled millennials of varying races — including white, African-American, Asian-Americans, and Latinos — about the political and economic climate in the country amongst different races.
The survey asked millennials whether or not they believe minorities are taking away employment opportunities from white people. While very few millennials agreed, 29 percent of white millennials did indicate they believe minorities are taking away their employment opportunities.
Millennials overwhelmingly agreed that whites hold the most political power in the country, followed by African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans. However, when questioned about overall discrimination in the country, there were far fewer similarities between the respondents.
When asked the question, “Has discrimination against whites become as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities?” about 70 percent of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Latinos disagreed. However, white respondents answered very differently. Nearly half (48 percent) agreed that white discrimination is equally a problem.
Only a quarter of non-whites interviewed shared this view, though it is possible that the reasoning for this is because those who are a member of one race tend to be more oblivious to the plights of other races.
"Millennials are ushering in a new era of American society, one that is the most racially and ethnically diverse in history as well as one defined by youth-led social movements aimed at raising awareness and rectifying issues of injustice,” the study explains.
The study was met with mixed opinions, including exasperation with the white group for making themselves out to be “victims” and dialogue about white privilege.
However, Dennis Prager wrote in the National Review that white privilege is “a pillar of contemporary Leftism.” He goes on to explain how the idea of white self-victimization and privilege has been perpetuated by the Left and is not an accurate depiction of discrimination in America.
If nothing else, the GenForward study sheds a light on the diversity of the millennial generation and the growing feeling amongst white millennials that they may face more discrimination than the vast majority of people believe.
According to GenForward, the “Survey is the first of its kind — a nationally representative survey of over 1,750 young adults ages 18 to 34 conducted bimonthly that pays special attention to how race and ethnicity influence how young adults or millennials experience and think about the world.”
Aubree Poole is a contributor for Red Alert Politics who enjoys traveling and composing music.