POLL: Black Lives Matter Movement Enjoys Strong Minority Support
Minorities are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in large numbers.
According to Pew Research, 77 percent of Hispanics support Black Lives Matter.
In a report published by Pew on June 12, 2020 67 percent of American adults support the movement
38 percent of these adults indicated that they “strongly support it.” The authors of this study — Kim Parker, Menasce Horowitz, and Monica Anderson — noted that “sentiment is particularly strong among black Americans, although majorities of white (60%), Hispanic (77%) and Asian (75%) Americans express at least some support.”
However, Republicans and Democrats were starkly divided on the factors motivating the protests. In the Pew report, “Eight-in-ten Democrats and those who lean Democrat claim that ‘anger over Floyd’s death after his arrest by police and tensions between black people and the police have each contributed a great deal to the protests.’”
Republicans held different views on the Floyd protests, which the Pew report noted:
Much smaller majorities of Republicans and Republican leaners say the same (59% say anger over Floyd’s death has contributed a great deal, 57% say the same about tensions between police and black people).
Additionally, the report highlighted another gap between Democrats and Republicans:
The gap is even wider when it comes to longstanding concerns about the treatment of black people in the country. While 84% of Democrats say these concerns have contributed a great deal to the protests, only 45% of Republicans say the same. White and black Democrats are largely in agreement about the extent to which each of these factors has contributed to the protests.
Indeed, there are clear partisan and even racial divides when it comes to Black Lives Matter protests,
Such polarization is indicative of the failures of the 1960s and the many social policies enacted there that have effectively racialized politics and have negatively affected Americans of all backgrounds.
Compound that with mass migration, America is bound to have even greater ethnic tensions in the future.
America can avoid the fate of political instability and loss of civil liberties by scaling back the excesses of the Great Society and halting mass migration.