CURB: The Need To Work Toward Racial Justice

December 27, 2019 | 22 Comments

In a survey conducted earlier this year, voters cited a “steady but growing need to work toward racial justice.”

A spokesperson said, “In a survey conducted earlier this year, voters cited a steady but growing need to work toward racial justice. When asked the question: Is there a need for non- government groups, such as Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB], to work toward racial justice, nearly 9 in 10 [86%] felt that there was a need, up from the 83% recorded in 2014, and 79% recorded in 2012. [See Figure 1 below]

Figure 1 Is there a need for non-government groups to work toward racial justice?

CURB Press Release 23DEC19

“When the results are broken down by race, there was a significant difference*. While both of the racial groups felt there was a need to work toward racial justice, Blacks were more likely to feel that way than Whites and Others [90% compared to 79%.] [See Figure 2 below.]

Figure 2 Is there a need for non-government groups to work toward racial justice – by race [and those sating “yes.”]

CURB Press Release 23DEC19

“Voters were also asked if race relations had improved, stayed the same, or worsened over the past two years. Here, there was little difference between the two groups. 14% of each racial group equally felt that race relations had improved, while 51% of Blacks, and 46% of Whites and Others felt that there had been no change in race relations. And while 40% of Whites and Others had felt relations had worsened, 33% of Blacks felt that way.

“Notes: The survey was conducted among 323 voters by random telephone dialing and 77 online. Some online responses were rejected as their telephone numbers could not be verified. The survey was carried out between July 15th and August 29th. [The survey remained in the field longer than usual in order to obtain a representative sample of younger voters.] The survey has a margin of error of [plus or minus] ± 4.9%.

“*In short, statistical significance means that there is real difference between groups which could not have happened by chance. Take, for example, the difference by Blacks, and Whites and Others [90% and 79%]. When the margin of error is taken into consideration, the true population statistic for Blacks could be as high as 94.9% or as low as 85.1%. For Whites and Others, it could be as high as 83.9% or as low as 74.1%. As the low score for Blacks [85.1%] exceeds the high score for Whites and Others [83.9%] the result is said to be significant.”

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  1. steve says:

    If you want to make a graph deceptive in order to sell your point, then create it in 2% increments and only show the top 1/4. Case in point a quick glance imply’s less than 1/2 of whites checked the justice box. Did you round down 80% also? sad

    • But you cant negate 400 years of rape, murder and free labour which led to social and economic injustice eg. biased banking and hiring practices, and even today in de IB private sector a Black employee makes $20,000 less then their white counter part.
      And thats from Census.
      Mmmmmmmmmmmm

      • Toodle-oo says:

        *And thats from Census.
        Mmmmmmmmmmmm*

        Census stats are a load of lies provided by people who don’t want government to know that they aren’t in fact downtrodden and poor and are in fact doing very well. All to keep the anger and rage alive.
        I know ppl like you who own multiple homes who tell the census people they rent the dwelling they live in an no one knows any better. They tell the census ppl they earn $65k a year and they’re really taking in $500k and no one knows any better .

  2. Bermudian says:

    These “polls” are never significant and should always be taken with a grain of salt.

    You claim to have polled 323 by telephone and 77 online. This is only 1.6% of the population of Bermuda…..1.6% doesn’t provide valid and accurate total opinion for all of Bermuda.

    These “polls” always show graphs to mislead that more people actually took part in them.

    • Seriously says:

      These CURB polls are complete crap as they not only surveyed less than 1% of Bermudians but they also chose to survey more blacks than whites so of course you get the black oppressed view! Total crap and another indicator of CURBs incompetence!

    • Things a Gwan says:

      I’m surprised anyone still takes these polls by phone. Why would anyone take a poll knowing that the findings will be passed on to a political party or some other group that is now educated on telling the public what they want to hear.

      I don’t know a single person that takes these polls anymore.

  3. Curious says:

    Do the people at curb get paid for this? Time to adopt a more rational approach in the 21st century.

  4. Question says:

    Figure 2 is an extremely misleading graph. How can we trust what these people tell us?

    • Same way how we trusted that Jesus had blue eyes and blonde hair.

      • Question says:

        One is an artist impression of a mythical figure. The other is a deliberate misrepresentation of facts. Not a surprise that you can’t tell the difference.

      • saud says:

        You’re an idiot OJ….that you would even believe this stupid fairytale is very telling. You’re easily led, easily fooled.

  5. Pondering says:

    Unfortunately this is now CURB seems to work. There is not an effort or even willingness to move ahead together. It is the same in their conversation groups.

    • So you start a race with a 400 year lead and expect to have a fair race.
      I get it, pull myself up by my boot straps with no boots.

      • Question says:

        Stop frikin whining, Get over it.

      • saud says:

        OJ, your lack of knowledge is boring. Have someone read a book to you. You know nothing of your history and it makes you look stupid every time you post.

  6. wahoo says:

    I didn’t see the survey was it explained what was meant by “racial justice”?

    • Lynne Winfield says:

      Racial Justice means equal and fair treatment for all races, which means having policies, beliefs, practices, attitudes and actions that promote equal opportunity for all people. It is also important to note that racial justice is both an individual and governmental responsibility.
      CURB’ work since 2005 has been focused on education and raising awareness around the continued inequities in our society and creating empathy around what needs to happen to effect real systemic change. In effect by creating a sustained conversation around race. The data reflects a steady paradigm shift (a changed state of being) in people’s perceptions towards the understanding that there is a need to proactively address these inequities. CURB believes it is the impact of our programs and work over the years that is creating this change and growing empathy. With regard to the oftentimes negative responses on media blogs following any action taken by CURB, the statistics above clearly demonstrate that the majority of whites and blacks believe in the need for action around racial justice, and that the negative blogs posted are done by a vocal minority.

      • Question says:

        Utter rubbish. You have no credibility at all.

      • What says:

        Total BS Lynne! You have NOT surveyed enough of a population to even reach a reasonable conclusion! You are a disgrace if you think your data will resonate with those of us who truly work towards equality!

  7. aceboy says:

    CURB only care about one form of racism and effectively condone anything else.

  8. cpm says:

    CURB is obsolete and needs to go

  9. Joe Bloggs says:

    CURB is not interested in bringing us all together, it is only interested in shouting that racism still exists. That is sad in my opinion.

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