Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Since the civil rights movement, more people are answering polls as being against segregation and for diversity every year, than the years before, yet there continues to be many stories of people resisting various integration and diversity effects, such as interracial marriages or living in multiracial neighborhoods. It seems likely that the polls regarding attitudes towards those of other races may then be untrustworthy, this however raises the question, why are the polls untrustworthy? One possible explanation is that it is because people view the Supreme court ruling of Loving v. State of Virginia as the position which is correct to hold, at least in public, and so answer these polls in line with that ruling, while at the same time not examining whether they actually hold these beliefs. Thus it is possible that while more people are outwardly accepting integration and race neutral views, inwardly they hold on to their old beliefs without examining them.
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