I cannot contain myself.
From this psychology 101 article.
Jennifer Crocker and Jean Twenge conducted a “meta-analysis of studies of self-esteem” in 2002.
Whoop dee doo.
African Americans have been the victims of racism, segregation, stereotypes from mainstream media, and prejudice and discrimination.
Operative word is "have been".
I have not seen a black person in a negative role in a movie/TV show since the greatest TV series of all time, The Wire.
Black men in movies, TV shows and commercials are genius computer hackers or scientists or voices of authority; it is the White men who are portrayed as clueless, retarded goofs to be made fun of, usually by the black men and White women.
But I digress.
Going back to the study.
To understand the effect of racial discrimination on the psyche of those who experience it, several educators developed a theory about the matter. They believed that members of ethnic groups who are victims of prejudice, discrimination, and racism experience deleterious effects. The theorists thought that African Americans, for example, have “both low-levels of self-esteem and negative self-concepts” because society views them negatively and treats them the same way. The researchers sought to prove their theory by conducting an ethnic group/self-esteem study.
Makes sense - the victims of our terrifyingly racist society that has no homeless shelters, no Section 8 free housing for black people, no EBT and Link programmes for free food for non working single mothers of 8, should have a very low self esteem, the poor dears.
Here's the study:
Jane Brooks cites the work of Jennifer Crocker and Jean Twenge, who conducted a “meta-analysis of studies of self-esteem” in 2002. The researchers intended to discover which American ethnic group would score the highest on a self-esteem test. They also wanted to identify how each group’s self-esteem ranked in comparison to how positively society regarded that group. The researchers proceeded by making 712 self-esteem comparisons among five ethnic groups: Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, African Americans, and European Americans.
And here's the money quote, the quote of the year (Nay! The decade!);
The outcomes surprised Crocker and Twenge. They learned that African Americans scored the highest in the self-esteem category, but ranked last in the area of Society’s Positive Regard for the group.
The people with the highest self esteem were the most hated (disliked, perhaps is the better word) by all the other groups polled.
That means that from the groups polled, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos and European Americans, they ALL dislike black people.
Food for thought (homie).