Religion, Race, and Bigotry
When discussing the subject of bigotry, it is helpful to discriminate (no pun intended). It’s more difficult to do so when reporting on poll results, and the latest attempt, in The Washington Post, shows just how difficult it can be.
The headline of the piece, ‘Mormons, African Americans Face Substantial Prejudice, Poll Finds,’ is part of the problem. The poll’s findings are as follows:
“Sizable pockets of voters say they would be uncomfortable with a close family member marrying someone who is black or Mormon. Twenty percent of voters report discomfort with the idea of a Mormon marrying into their immediate family; 14 percent say the same for African Americans.”