New Poll Reveals Donald Trump Supporters More Likely to View Blacks Negatively
After pretty much alienating most Black voters throughout his campaign, it seems as if Donald Trump now acts like he cares about the African American community, but many of the billionaire’s backers may not be on board.
In fact, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll reveals most of Trump’s supporters hold very stereotypical views of Black Americans.
Check out the numbers:
48 percent of Trump’s supporters view Black people as violent. That’s compared to 31-percent of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s supporters.
47percent of Trump’s supporters believe most Blacks are more criminal than whites compared to 32 percent of Clinton’s supporters.
When it comes to affirmative action, 31 percent of Trump’s supporters believe it discriminates against whites, while only about 16 percent of Clinton’s supporters believe the same.
Shawnta Walcott, a pollster and the former director of communications for Zogby International joined Roland Martin and guest co-host Avis Jones De-Weever on NewsOne Now to discuss the findings of the poll on Trump’s supporters.
GOP Won’t Tolerate Another Sit-In
Rep. John Lewis and House Democrats promised to continue their protests when Congress reconvenes on July 5th.
But if Democrats decide to conduct another sit-in, House Speaker Paul Ryan may not handle it the same way he did last week.
During a recent interview, Ryan revealed Republicans will not tolerate another sit-in. The Republican Speaker of the House declined to give specific details as to how he intends to stop Democrats from staging another sit-in to protest gun control laws, but it appears he’s serious.
On Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the gun legislation stand-off between Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and what we should expect when they return from recess.
Woman Walks 1,000 Miles For Breast Cancer Awareness
Paulette Leaphart had a double mastectomy in 2014 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. That moment sparked her journey as not only a breast cancer survivor, but an activist.
Leaphart decided that her diagnosis would not define her. So she put on her running shoes in an attempt to bring awareness to the fight against cancer.
Paulette walked completely topless from her hometown in Biloxi, Mississippi, 1,000 miles to Washington D.C., a journey that took nearly two months.
During Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Paulette Leaphart spoke with Roland Martin about her cancer diagnosis, her battle against the disease, and why she began speaking out for those who could not find a voice in order to help them understand they should not be ashamed.
All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast