Young People Support Colorblind Policies


MTV recently conducted a survey which asked young people questions about their views on race and equality. The responses are remarkable.

When asked about race-based affirmative action:
88% believe that favoring one race over another is unfair, because of their belief in equality.
90% believe that everyone should be treated the same regardless of race.
70% believe it’s never fair to give preferential treatment to one race over another, regardless of historical inequalities.

When asked about the principle of colorblindness:
84% say their family taught them that everyone should be treated the same, no matter what their race.
73% believe never considering race would improve society.
68% believe focusing on race prevents society from becoming colorblind.

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