Now, you may find this hard to believe but after BLM started rioting all across the United States, their approval rating dropped. Imagine that. For some reason, obviously racism, is really responsible for the sudden drop in approval. But, it is also a sure bet that something happened to cause such a steep drop in popularity. But you lose conservatives and independents by rioting and all you have left are Democrats.
From NYT: 'Support for Black Lives Matter Surged Last Year. Did It Last?' The answer is no. 'The data…contradicts the idea that the country underwent a racial reckoning.' https://t.co/GL2wY9BsB5 pic.twitter.com/hlTK2xMMB3
— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 22, 2021
The New York Times article read:
“Notably, support for the movement peaked in the immediate aftermath of George Floyd’s death and then swiftly declined. The decline was so significant that “Republicans and white people have actually become less supportive of Black Lives Matter than they were before the death of George Floyd — a trend that seems unlikely to reverse anytime soon.”
See? I knew it had to be racism. It always is. Who could object to the mostly peaceful looting and burning of buildings? Certainly no one who has gone through sensitivity training. Thank goodness we have the NYT always ready to point out rampant racism whether any exists or not. Only the accusation is important unless the perp is a Democrat.
The decline in support comes mostly from Republicans, whites and Hispanics. BLM remains popular among Blacks (Who do not yet own a big screen TV) and Democrats. Who could have possibly known that wholescale rioting is not the way to make friends and influence people?
Nonetheless, if you think this will end the rioting, think again. Really peaceful protests would be more effective. You have the right to free speech, so use it. Some people will listen.
“The reason for the drop seems to be shifting attitudes among Republicans and white Americans, two large and often overlapping groups,” the NYT said.
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“After Mr. Floyd’s death, Republicans reported much stronger support for Black Lives Matter than they had earlier in 2020,” write @pikachudy and @hakeemjefferson. “But perhaps even more striking is its rapid decline.” https://t.co/XhRuDHv0zE pic.twitter.com/Lr10y7FUFe
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) May 22, 2021
“Some have wondered whether support for B.L.M., especially among white people, is genuine or merely virtue-signaling,” the report continued.
The Conservative Review noted that “Nowhere in the New York Times article is the word “riot” found. Since Floyd’s death, there were regular riots across 140 U.S. cities. The looting and property damage from the riots, many of which were carried out by BLM supporters, are estimated to be the ‘most expensive in insurance history.’ The riots result in at least $1 billion to $2 billion of paid insurance claims, according to data released in September.”