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Pew Research: Majority BLM protesters are white Democrats

Large-scale race protests and rallies have captured public attention around the world and amplified calls for police reforms. They are driven by young white Americans with college degrees.

Published: June 27, 2020, 10:32 am

    Black Americans account for only 17 percent of those who say they attended a protest focused on race or racial equality in the last month, while 46 percent of those who said they attended a BLM protest are white.

    Eighty-eight percent of white Democrats said that police treated black Americans less fairly than white Americans, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted last year. That is similar to the number of black Americans (84 percent) and black Democrats (86 percent) who expressed this view.

    Almost 80 percent of those who say they participated in a BLM protest recently identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, while just 17 percent said they were Republican.

    Similarly, 86 percent of white Democrats said they thought the overall criminal justice system is unfair to black people, similar to the share of black Americans (87 percent) and black Democrats (90 percent) who believe this.

    Of the 6 percent of American adults who said they attended a protest or rally in the last month according to the recent Pew Research Center survey, most of the actual marchers were likely to be white, live in an urban area and vote for, or support the Democratic Party, particularly focused on issues related to race or “racial equality”.

    Recent Hispanic American BLM marchers accounted for 22 percent, slightly more than their ethnic representation, similar to black attendees.

    Eighty-four percent of white Democrats and 78 percent of black Americans said they thought the killings of black Americans by police officers was part of a broader problem and not just a series of isolated incidents, according to a 2019 YouGov survey.

    According to a Gallup poll, the number of white Democrats who support reparations for black Americans has increased from 11 percent in 2002 to 33 percent in 2019.

    White Americans increasingly agree with the notions that “black people have gotten less than they deserve” and “slavery and discrimination still hold black people back today,” according research by Sean McElwee of the leftist pollster Data for Progress. White Democrats said they saw as much evidence of racism as black Americans in every sphere of life, according to the 2019 Pew survey.

    Research from Data for Progress suggests that white millennials are much more likely than older white people to agree that black people in America face “structural racial discrimination”.

    Whites with a bachelor’s degree and under the age of 50 are increasingly aligned with Democrats.  White flight from the Democratic Party occurred almost entirely among white people without a college degree with college-educated whites shifting toward the Democrats in what has been called the “diploma divide”.

    As the Associated Press reported, for the generation of Americans under 16, the demographic non-white future is already here, according to figures released by the US Census Bureau on Thursday.

    “We are browning from bottom up in our age structure,” William Frey, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution noted. “This is going to be a diversified century for the United States, and it’s beginning with this youngest generation.” Frey cited low white fertility rates for the decline.

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    • ablg234

      Blacks are fucking useless

      • That is as racist as saying “Whites are Racist”.

        • Lisette Muntslag

          I would not call it racist, but a very ignorant statement since the useless free-loading White people need Black people to incite hatred against White people. The word racist/racism was invented by Bolshevik communist Leon Trotsky and became an effective psychological torture weapon to slience those oppose the Marxist Bolshevik communist agenda of death and destruction..

          • Rockee Berlin

            You mention Trotsky!! Holy Shit. Have you read Soltzenysn. OMG. The Commies are Here.
            It unfolded..little by little. Because if the remaining Americans only knew what big plan was . You want lberation sweetie? Oh its coming. Change Gonna Come. And. Read the Gulag Archipelago. I dont think you are capable but. Try. See what he has to say. You start by tearing down statues and monuments to cleanse the land. Promise equality. Because its not Capitolism. Its totalitarianism. This was the Country everyone wanted to come to. Everyone besides the slaves.
            Obama as president. Wasnt good ENOUGH. 350,000 Union soldiers DIED in VAIN. Lincoln Died in Vain.
            This land was conquered and settled long ago like any other country. If there wasnt the American Dream why all the Sports. Stars. Movie stars. Musicians. Seneators supreme Court Justice . mayors governors lawyer of color. I am so enraged. Take your white guilt. Shove it .because my ancestors came over and landes on Ellis Island. They were fleeing a bad way of life for The American Dream.
            I do hate commies. And last I heard I can say it. Your Free Speech tantrum has cost billions. Good job! Comerade.

            • Lisette Muntslag

              Another incoherent rant to divert attention and blame Black people for the mess that white Marxist communist created…..America waged war against Germany on behalf of the Bolshevik communist WWI, subjugated Europe and coerced them to adopt the Marxist socialist ideology as their state religion WWII, America embraced the Bolshevik communist death and destruction ideology under liberalism and put in the place the dictatorial racist minority groups rights that Communist in America use to force their dictatorial will down people’s throat. You want to blame black people for the communist claptrap in America while white people lead the charge Jew and Gentile…..history doesn’t LIE.

            • Lisette Muntslag

              Case in point…..”Texas State Bar President Called Black Lives Matter A ‘Terrorist Group’ On Social Media” cowards call for his resignation and he turns around to apologize and play the morally corrupt game that gives power to the Marxist Bolshevik communist to continue wreaking havoc and export their garbage to people around the world. By the way the Texas State Bar President is a white male. Black Lives Matter is a terrorist Marxist group but he apologizes and turns them into victims of racism…..we’ve seen this before….this cowardice led to the slaughter of over 100 million people in Europe…..and it looks like American communist will get their wish to get rid of the useless part of the population…

            • Lisette Muntslag

              Wow, you lost your tongue….this article perfectly makes the case, ideologically driven whites steer the Black Lives Matter protest. You mentioned all the success stories of COLOR, but nothing about the sprawling Marxist communist socialist ghetto’s that enables the racist Black Lives Matter Marxist terrorist to incite hatred against white people around the world. White American’s support the global hate white people agenda and you don’t have a clue. I bet you I know more about American history than you ever will because I lived and learned.

      • Lisette Muntslag

        Whites are just as useless, inciting hatred against white people ….

    • Free West Media should list the author’s name. It adds credibility and is standard journalism practice.

      • bobby morris

        Robert, If it’s not a sin it’s a scruple.
        True or false?

    • Listing sources is a good idea too. Where did your research come from? Great article though.

      • Eric Arthur

        PEW research center. The link is in the first sentence.

    • Lisette Muntslag

      I sincerely want to thank you for this update. I am in Europe and very concerned about the impact that Black Lives Matter has on people over her. U.S social media platforms enable people to organize these hate white people rallies but because I challenge the hate they accuse me of Hate Speech and censor my opinion, which in all honesty is not looking good for America.By the way I quoted this article in a piece about the BLM hate on my own website….

    • Sabrina Levy

      So according to this I should be voting for democrats.

      • betterthanu

        You are a scumbag so maybe you should

    • Usunder

      I didn’t need research to know that all I had to do is open my eyes. The only thing is the headlines should put Racist in front. Majority BLM protesters are Racist white Democrats. They are paid Antifa employees, just out to destroy America to make it a communist socialist nation. If all Americans don’t pull together and fight off this evil at the polls in November we will lose the free nation that we have now.

      • Kelli Schultz

        Antics means antifascist and Trump is a fascist. It’s close!y related to communism. Why do you think Trump is so friendly with Putin.

        • Michael

          You couldn’t even define fascism, you look like the typical overfed libtard whiner. Two kids, two different colors, and not a father anywhere in sight. These kids are destined for failure thanks to you.

          • Kelli Schultz

            Actually spell check made the mistake but Im not answering your problem anyway since Im the downfall of mankind why should bother. Oh and I have 4 kids and they’re al doing great. And me? Im a parole counselor so make sure you dont become a prisoner in CT.

            • Hoosier Daddy

              Hope Michael sends your veiled threat to your boss.

            • Michael

              You are a parasite with 4 potential prison inmates, at least they are getting to see what their future holds in the CT prison system. Unlike your ilk, I don’t commit crimes, so you won’t be seeing me, but more likely a couple of your fatherless children. But I guess they are the lucky ones, since your party cherishes slaughtering them in abortion mills.

            • Kelli Schultz

              I work in the prison system smart ass. I dont live in it. My kids are very successful. Why don’t you go to hell with your stereotypes.

            • Justin Truedope
            • Eilar

              Not surprised to learn you would use your position against someone you disagree with politically. Typicalbliberal brat

        • betterthanu

          LMAO. Your are a total idiot. ANTIFA are Nazi BROWNSHIRTS and as as fascist as they come. Calling a lepard a kitten doesn’t change it’s spots

          • Hoosier Daddy

            But calling it a kitten makes her feelings better

          • Arena_Rock_Man

            I would say they’re more like red shirts considering that their start is steeped in communism. either way, you’re finding out how the socialists function inside a free Nation.

        • Spoofy McSpoof

          Yeah Trump is really friendly with Putin–he delivered missiles to Ukraine where Barry gave them happy meals. Obama, Clinton, Biden were all in bed with the Russians (see Uranium One). You are either engaging in disinformation or horrifically mal-informed, probably through watching CNN.

        • Justin Truedope

          Nice try, but Putin wants Hidin’ Biden to win, as does Xi Jinping.. you brain-dead moron! LOL

      • Alun Palmer

        They are not racist and neither are they paid. And what on earth is a communist socialist?

        • betterthanu

          They are definitely racist

        • Twenty_Squared

          Really” So please tell me how hundreds or thousands of these “peaceful protesters” manage to gather in some cities for days (and in some areas, months). Where do these people get food and beverages to sustain themselves. Do they go into the local 7-11 or are the provided “free” food? If it is free, who is donating the food? Where do they find the money for their ebony-colored uniforms? (Please note: I did not use the term black as that would make me racist.) Where do they find the money to buy themselves gas masks? How about all the lumber and other materials being used as “shields?” How do they support themselves for these extended periods of time? Oh, I forgot… they can’t go to work because we are in a state of pandemic. But they can gather in large, tumultuous crowds. Or are only rich, white, progressives taking part in their “demonstrations?” They don’t have to worry about money? Whether they are getting paid directly or not, tell me where the dollars are coming from to allow them to establish themselves in area without a care of how they feed themselves or take care of other necessities. The money has to be pouring in from somewhere or are you inferring these free-thinking “peaceful protesters” need not worry about things such as that?

        • Spoofy McSpoof

          Methinks thou dost protest too much, which suggests you are a communist socialist.

        • Desil

          Definately racist, Marxist and potentially violent.

    • Maynard

      Thank god for the education system over the last 40-50 years! Look how things have turned out.

    • Mike McGettigan

      A few notes: given that U.S. city police forces are known to treat Black Americans more violently, and that courts are more likely to give them harsher punishments, is it any surprise that the protests are predominantly white? The real story is that enough white Americans are becoming disgusted at the Jim Crow politics in the U.S. Bit of an odd phrase in the photo caption: “Ideologically-driven whites…” Um, “politically-aware, morally-engaged, activist” are all more appropriate, don’t you think? ALSO: comment moderators: please consider blocking commenters who post absurd notes about “paid protesters” and “I hate Commies…” and so on. We have talk radio for that level of discourse.

      • bobby morris

        You’re a Democrat! Democrats root for the doctor to kill the baby. Mostly POC. You don’t, lol, listen to talk radio.

        You have to know yourself to think for yourself. You don’t. Pray for self- knowledge without despair. It’s the least you can do!

        • betterthanu

          The only thing they are pro choice about

    • CaptinKirk

      So the demographics of the protest match the demographics of the local area and the state. Why is this news?

    • bobby morris

      Most are rooting for the doctor to kill the baby and not aware that abortion is suicide by proxy. Not aware that Planned Racist Parenthood is anti-black and that Margaret Sanger hated blacks referring to our brethren as “weeds” to be eliminated.

    • gypsy12

      Vote democrat…get MORE of this

    • duffdad

      White punks on dope! WHITE PUNKS ON DOPE!!!

      • Average_Joe56

        White dopes being punks… There, I fixed it 🙂

        • betterthanu

          White pussies in masks

      • stephen

        You’re showing your age. Great song!

    • draidt

      It’s a no brainier, research not needed

    • betterthanu

      Think maybe it is the fact the 13% commit over 50% of the crime?

    • Max42

      There is one, simple, but very alarming reason for the political data reported here – we no longer have a “free press” in this nation. The former mainstream media is now a well organized propaganda machine for the Democratic Party, which in turn, has been taken over by the global socialists who are determined to destroy our Constitutional Republic and replace it with a totalitarian socialist state. Racial strife is the primary political weapon being used to perpetrate this coup, as evidenced by the data reported here.

    • james pence
    • Packard

      Let me sum up.

      These Antifa/BLM led “peaceful protesters” represent a growing number of under employed, yet over educated and alienated young Americans. Millennials between the ages of 24-39 in this mob are just now beginning to realize that the American dream of a happy marriage, house in the suburbs, a mortgage, 2.3 kids, and a family dog is just not going to happen for them. For others yes, but not for them.

      Instead, many of them will be consigned to lifetimes of smoking dope, playing video games, procreating dysfunctional kids they cannot possibly care for, and/or watching porn down in their parent’s basement or in shared low rent apartments. It will not be pretty for either them or anyone associated with them.

      Their anger, their tendencies toward violence, and their collective psychological depressions are becoming a national problem for us all.

      • Hoosier Daddy

        The moron arrested in Seattle works for Google and pulls down 6 figures. And hates capitalism. There’s no one size fits all.

        • Packard

          I don’t disagree, but dig a bit deeper into the life the Google Dude and I suspect you are going to find a very angry and alienated individual.

          Being the smartest kid in your class, but having few friends and never scoring any dates in HS & College is always a bummer if you are an ordinary hetero male.

        • BrownSugarC

          As were the men and women who sat the fires.

    • Ministry_of_Truth_Crusher

      What percentage of them are a) unemployed, b) have student loan debt, and/or c) work in the public sector? That will tell you the whole story.

      • MrWorldCitizen1

        And d) have degrees in an absolutely worthless field, i.e. gender studies, african studies, any other “studies,” etc.
        $

    • phil

      BS on the 17% republican. There were no republicans, just liars.

    • JTravianDTerius

      The democrat party attracts the irresponsible, lazy and non productive.
      Weak white women and feminized, beta liberal men.
      They both vote themselves safety and security at our country’s expense.

    • Twenty_Squared

      This comes as a surprise to whom?

    • MrWorldCitizen1

      There is so much wrong with the mindset of these BLM and democrat people in general. It just boggles the mind of normal rational human beings.
      $

    • Patricia

      Brain washed libtards

    • BrownSugarC

      Understanding that as white people have all the power and are the ones who enslaved the Africans in America. The Anti slave movement was carried by whites as well. Many of them were threaten with their life and livelihood. I attended a Friends college and was impressed with the concern and kindness of the Quaker students and faculty members. Our country cannot rise its full potential until the scourge of slavery is addressed. Just look at some of the comments on this page. I still don’t understand why so many white Americans hate Black Americans, the First People, Jews and other ethnic groups. I come from a military family and many in my family have college degrees and have done well in working in companies and dedicated employees and citizens in our communities.

    • Jmutch

      It’s annoying how white and brown Americans are so willing to make themselves SLAVES to the #BLACKLIVESMATTER terrorist masters
      https://youtu.be/yh4ZUKJrSFY

    • BobInBpt

      As has been the history of the Democratic Party, once more, Democrats are merely USING Black people as pawns, to advance their OWN agenda, which is to destroy President Trump !

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