Michael I. Norton of the Harvard Business School and Samuel R. Sommers of Tufts University conducted research on a “general mindset gaining traction among Whites in contemporary America: the notion that Whites have replaced Blacks as the primary victims of discrimination.”
The researchers wanted to test previous research suggesting that “White Americans perceive increases in racial equality as threatening their dominant position in American society (Sidanius & Pratto, 1999), with Whites likely to perceive that actions taken to improve the welfare of minority groups must come at their expense. (Eibach & Keegan, 2006).”
"As in previous investigations, our results revealed that Whites see racism in zero-sum terms. For White respondents, ratings of bias against Whites and Blacks were negatively and significantly correlated for each decade, suggesting that, within each decade, Whites linked lower levels of anti-Black bias with higher levels of anti-White bias. We show that this emerging belief reflects Whites’ view of racism as a zero-sum game, such that decreases in perceived bias against Blacks over the past six decades are associated with increases in perceived bias against Whites—a relationship not observed in Blacks’ perceptions. Moreover, these changes in Whites’ conceptions of racism are extreme enough that Whites have now come to view anti-White bias as a bigger societal problem than anti-Black bias.”
if you ever wanted to know why people like bill o’reilly and rush limbaugh start losing their shit anytime black people demand or gain anything that resembles equality in america, here you go.
and to think that they and other white people believe this crap even though despite our gains, white privilege is still dominant in american society. smfh.