Reality Is Setting In
A survey says white support for Black Lives Matter has slipped. Some historians say they’re not surprised
Earlier this summer, thousands of Americans spilled into the streets in anger and anguish over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, whose killings at the hands of police and vigilantes sparked an outcry against racism not seen in this country since the peak of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
Donations were made. Petitions were signed. Books like “How to Be an Antiracist" and “White Fragility" climbed to the top of bestseller lists. Protests spread from cities to suburbs, denouncing police brutality and demanding justice. More white Americans seemed willing to admit that deep-seated, structural racism did not end with the banishment of Jim Crow.
But recent polling suggests white support for the Black
Lives Matter movement has slipped.
As this nation draws closer to the November Presidential election. You will that whites collectively will vote for their interests. Do you think that they will see the interests of African Americans
aligned to their primary objectives? Not likely because the interests of most white Americans are the continuation of white supremacy and white domination. Don't think differently we have been down this road historically before and failed to completely understand
that race above all trumps our needs every time. It was fashionable to wear the BLM insignia but now WLM becomes the creed of white Americans like it or not. That's why it was and still is imperative that we as and African American community doesn't sell itself
short and be left out in the dark in November. Neither political party has truly served us justice on an equal plate. So we must fight our fight as if the battle has no political favorites. Until we accept this fact our communities will continue to slide backwards.