NYT: Black Lives Matter Support Has Dropped Back to 2019 Levels

NYT: Black Lives Matter Support Has Dropped Back to 2019 Levels

May 25, 2021

According to The New York Times, support for the black supremacist, Marxist Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement soared after the police-involved death of petty thug George Floyd but has fallen back to 2019 levels.

An article by academics Jennifer Chudy and Hakeem Jefferson revealed that net popular support for BLM was +5% in mid-2018, soared past +20% in mid-2020, but then quickly fell again, and is now just above +5%, where it was in mid-2019.

Chudy — whose specialties are “white racial guilt, sympathy and prejudice” — and Jefferson write that America’s so-called “racial reckoning” was short-lived: “Multiracial crowds of protesters took to the streets to call for racial justice. Books about racism soared to the top of best-seller lists. And surveys suggested that white Americans, many of whom had long opposed efforts to advance the goals of racial equality, were having a change of heart.”

But “the more general picture contradicts the idea that the country underwent a racial reckoning. Last summer, as Black Americans turned their sorrow into action, attitudes — especially white attitudes — shifted from tacit support to outright opposition, a pattern familiar in American history. Whereas support for Black Lives Matter remains relatively high among racial and ethnic minorities, support among white Americans has proved both fickle and volatile.

The scholars go on to explain declining white and Republican support for BLM by referring to “increased politicization of the issue by elites,” including then-President Donald Trump. Or, you know, it could be that people are being turned off by BLM’s violent, racist, anti-American radicalism.

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