Americans’ support for Black Lives Matter has plummeted.
A New York Times analysis shows that, despite media efforts to shore it up, support for the Marxist organization has been falling since last summer’s riots.
Predictably, the New York Times report makes no mention whatsoever of the months of mayhem and terrorism perpetrated under the banner of the group that claims to defend the rights of African-Americans.
Since the death of George Floyd in late May 2020, there have been regular riots in some 140 U.S. cities.
The looting and property damage caused by the riots, many of which were carried out by Black Lives Matter supporters, is estimated to be the most expensive in insurance history.
Estimates of the vandalism of homes, businesses, public property and looting range from $1 billion to $2 billion in paid insurance claims.
And it is believed that the figure may be higher, as this is data released in September of last year.
This wave of violence certainly did not go over well with many of the pro-law and order crowd.
However, the New York Times study totally ignores this aspect and instead seems to blame Americans themselves for their lack of support for Black Lives Matter for not going through a proper “racial reckoning.”
The “backlash” effect and decline in support has been so significant that the New York media outlet itself acknowledges that Republicans, whites, and Hispanics have become even less supportive of Black Lives Matter than they were before George Floyd’s death.
In terms of political affiliation, Republican support for the Marxist movement is now at an all-time low.
In an interesting analysis, the authors note that perhaps many of these groups initially showed support for the trend of the moment, but in fact, deep down disagreed with the protests.
Once past the massive media coverage and the pro-riot tilt of public opinion, these individuals were encouraged to say what they really thought, namely that they do not support the violent Black Lives Matter protests.
And, as the authors of the progressive New York Times themselves point out, this rejection by a vast segment of the population is part of an entrenched trend that is difficult to reverse in the short term.