Recent research shows that Black people are moving to the South for new opportunities from every other region of the U.S. – especially millennials. This trend has been written about before, but was recently highlighted when Reniqua Allen wrote an op-ed for the New York Times entitled “Racism Is Everywhere, So Why Not Move South?”
By: Associated Press
The oldest millennials (AP) — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers – are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults – now nearing 20 themselves – find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry.
Could you imagine a society where the police brutality cases were simply isolated incidents? What would the world look like if we could individually look at the act of police killing Black Americans as mistakes separate from one another?
Those questions arise as a new Public Religion Research Institute survey has found that white Christians are less likely than other groups to believe that the experiences that black Americans face.
2015 was a year of anger and frustration on the political front. It was a year when more innocent Black lives were lost due to police violence. It was also a year where a blatant disrespect for blackness was manifested through the repeated instances of cultural appropriation in the media i.e. Rachel Dolezal and Kylie Jenner. While some Black millennials debated whether or not they could count the number of continents in Africa, these 7 Black millennials represented pure excellence.
Who are young people’s dream dinner guests? President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Beyoncé Knowles.
Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll — which surveyed 1000 people aged 18-34 about everything from politics to dating to race issues — included the question “What public figure or celebrity would you most like to have over for dinner?” It was an open-ended question (which might explain how the very dead Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln got on there) but the top three choices were all African-American, and two of them were women. (For full results and methodology, click here.)
It’s significant that the three people at the top of the list are African-American, since it falls in line with the idea that millennials are the most racially and ethnically diverse cohort in our country’s history while also being the most politically progressive.
Read more here.
Despite intense public scrutiny on some policing practices, and their own personal brushes with law enforcement, young adults still view officers in a generally positive light.
Overall, the poll found, 83 percent of the millennials say police are “good guys,” while just 8 percent said cops are “bad guys.” (Nine percent said that they didn’t know.)
Half of all Millennials believe that gender exists on a spectrum, and shouldn’t be limited to the categories of male and female, according to Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll, which surveyed 1,000 people aged 18-34 about everything from politics to dating to race issues.
The findings suggest young people are moving away from a binary conception of gender, a major shift from previous generations. (For full results and methodology, click here.)
Some subsets of Millennials are even more progressive on the issue: 57 percent of female Millennials believe that gender falls on a spectrum, according to the poll, compared with 44 percent of men. And Millennials in the Northeast were even more likely to say so, at 58 percent. (In the South, that number fell to 42 percent.)
White Millennials were the most likely to support the concept of a non-binary gender system — 55 percent of whites said gender is on a spectrum, compared to 47 percent of Latinos and 32 percent of African Americans.
Read the entire study here.