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August 26, 2013 - 6:48 am

A new Gallup poll out today found a post-Zimmerman spike in the percentage of African-Americans who believe new civil rights laws are needed to reduce discrimination against blacks.

Fifty-three percent said in a June-July poll that more laws are needed, but this rose to 61 percent in the survey released today. The number had been on a steady downward trend since polling began in 1993.

More blacks also believe that the government should play a “major” role in “trying to improve the social and economic position of blacks and other minority groups in the country.” That number was 63 percent today, up from 54 percent in June-July.

Few said that civil rights have worsened during their lifetime, with 55 percent in today’s poll saying the situation has “somewhat improved” and 25 percent saying civil rights have “greatly improved.” Older Americans were more likely to see greater improvement.

Forty-six percent of Hispanics polled in June-July said new civil rights laws are needed, while just 17 percent of whites agreed. Sixty percent of Hispanics rolled said government needs to take a “major role” in helping out minorities.

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Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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New civil rights laws would just cause white people to despise blacks even more than they do now....unless those laws were applied equally, and without prejudice, by Eric Holder's DOJ. The reason that race relations have deteriorated since Obama came to power, is because the Obama regime believes that civil rights laws apply only to colored people.

The rule of law must be re-established before anyone has any rights at all.
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So they WANT the right to beat Hispanics brains out against concrete?!

Weird. I thought they wanted equality, not supremacy.
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If your black you are not racist if your white you are? Thats the way Obama is leading ! AS Americans United we Stand Divided we fall in these economic times its all the more reason for all races in America to work together. Right now the redistribution of wealth is from the middle class and poor to the government and the super rich ! We must all stand together Dont let the radical Rich divide the country along the lines of race then we can work together to take our money back from the super rich bankers and corrupt government!
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More blacks also believe that the government should play a “major” role in “trying to improve the social and economic position of blacks and other minority groups in the country.”

In other words, more "gimme gimme gimme".
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So the Democrat Demogougery worked as intended...
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New civil rights laws would just cause white people to despise blacks even more than they do now....unless those laws were applied equally, and without prejudice, by Eric Holder's DOJ. The reason that race relations have deteriorated since Obama came to power, is because the Obama regime believes that civil rights laws apply only to colored people.

The rule of law must be re-established before anyone has any rights at all.
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So they WANT the right to beat Hispanics brains out against concrete?!

Weird. I thought they wanted equality, not supremacy.
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I think new civil-rights law are needed, but they are needed to protect whites against the depradations of blacks, not the other way around. We also need a new NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Caucasian People.
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