‘Racial Self-Interest’ is not Racism’ – Ethno-demographic interests and the immigration debate

This report presents new research by Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck University, which examines attitudes towards racism amongst British and American voters of different races and political persuasions. The research shows that:

A majority of British and American people of all races believe that white majority desires to reduce immigration can be motivated by racial self interest rather than racism – and that there is a crucial distinction

White liberals are most likely to believe that whites who desire lower immigration to maintain their population share are racist – whilst white conservatives are most likely to believe that minorities who want more of ‘their own’ to immigrate are racist

Political views are more important than race in determining a voter’s perception of group-based immigration preferences – for example, the divide between Remain and Brexit voters, as well as

Trump and Clinton voters, on whether it is racist for whites to want to restrict immigration stretches to 70 points

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‘Racial Self-Interest’ is not Racism

  • J. C.

    If everyone else can look out for their own best interests, then why can’t Whitey?!?!?!

  • Dana Garcia

    It would be revolutionary if such a fine distinction could be accepted — or even imagined — by the Diversity Uber Alles bunch. I’m not holding my breath.

  • pdxnag

    If do don’t immediately bow to Allah and recite mandatory hate prayers against unbelievers five times a day you are a RACIST!!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      “Hey, asshole, it’s lunchtime and we’ve got five hundred people to feed, let’s go!” I said to my ‘slim banquet manager boss who was lifting his ass on a very busy day at noon, six months before I took his job.

    • Tooth&Claw

      And what race are Muslims? Are you talking Malay, Arab, Han Chinese or other, East Indian of many subgroups, or Africans of which there are many subgroups, or Europeans of many subgroups. How finely do you wish to split ‘race’