IRR study claims white people say they experience more racism

IRR study claims white people say they experience more racism

- The IRR has come under fire over the results of one of its polls

- Their poll shows that more white South Africans than black say they have personally experienced racism

- In response, some on social media accused the poll of being biased

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The results of a poll conducted by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has triggered a significant backlash among some on social media.

The poll indicated that more white people than black people say they have personally experienced racism.

According to the poll, 54% of white South Africans said they had experienced racism, while on 36% of black people did.

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The results of the poll were initially published in an article by Times Live, which caused a considerable stir on social media, according to The Citizen.

Confusion was also likely worsened by the fact that the article said the poll showed that white people experience more racism, when actually the poll shows that the white people surveyed were more likely to say they had experience racism.

Some on social media slammed the poll's findings, saying that it proved that the IRR could not be taken seriously, Briefly.co.za has gathered. 

For example, in response to the poll's findings, one user wrote, "Who conducts such a silly & simplistic poll on a serious & complex issue?"

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Additionally, former DA head of policy Gwen Ngwenya, who used to work at the IRR, critiqued the initially reporting of the findings, saying it may have misled some readers.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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