Many democratic figureheads insist the United States underwent a “racial reckoning” in 2020 with Black Lives Matter leading the charge, but that narrative contradicts the truth.
Black Lives Matter was a prominent movement across the country which had ample support of both political parties; however, after the year-long riots in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, reports indicate support for the movement fell drastically.
Many democratic figureheads insist the United States underwent a “racial reckoning” in 2020 with Black Lives Matter leading the charge, but that narrative contradicts the truth. New data from Civiqs showed support for Black Lives Matter skyrocketing in 2020 after the police-involved deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd. However, George Floyd’s death sparked massive civil unrest across the United States, and as a result, support for the movement took a steep nosedive.
Black Lives Matter initially boasted support from individuals in both Democrat and Republican parties, until riots perpetuated by BLM and other far-left groups, were at the forefront of the destruction of US cities. Property damage, arsons, looting, assaults on law enforcement officers and civilians; are only a few examples of the violence our cities endured.
The collapse in support began at around the time when violent BLM riots spread to 140 cities around the U.S. – despite the media erroneously reporting the disorder as “mostly peaceful protests.”
As Joel B. Pollak notes, while blaming Donald Trump’s the academics completely omit the real reason for the massive decline in support.
“They do not seem to consider the effect of violence, rioting, murder, and looting — except as reflected in Trump’s rhetoric — in alienating potential support,” writes Pollak.