Black Lives Matter Falls To New Polling Low
A recently released poll showed the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement falling to an all-time low in popularity, while opposition to the movement reached a new high.
According to the poll, a small majority, 51%, support Black Lives Matter. This is down significantly from its all-time peak of 67% in June 2020 following the death of George Floyd.
However, 46% of the public now opposes the movement.
According to the Pew researchers, the public believes that “the increased focus on issues of race and racial inequality in the past three years hasn’t led to changes that have improved the lives of Black people.”
According to the survey, 57% of Americans do not believe that the movement and increased attention to racial issues has led to significant changes for the Black population, while 40% describe a positive change.
However, in 2020, 52% believed that the new focus on race would cause positive changes.
A further 34% of Americans described the BLM movement as “divisive” and about the same call it “dangerous.”
The declining poll numbers also come following revelations that one of the major founders of the movement used millions in donations for personal causes.
According to tax records, BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors used funds donated to the official Black Lives Matter organization to pay her brother nearly $1 million for security in 2022, in addition to six figures in 2021.
Another nearly $1 million went to the father of her child for live events and “creative services.”
Cullors purchased a Los Angeles home for $6 million and has since resigned as the group’s executive director.
Black Lives Matter Hemorrhaged Cash in 2022
“These troubles didn’t stop BLM from doling out 7-figure contracts to friends and family of its former exec. dir. Patrisse Cullors, who said charity financial disclosures were ‘triggering’ and ‘deeply unsafe.’”https://t.co/XRMb2pyDi4
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) May 24, 2023
The official BLM organization faced a nearly $9 million deficit last year. The group spend about twice as much as it took in last year. However, the organization paid an organization owned by one of its board members more than $1 million for consulting services.
The group also paid $600,000 to another consulting firm owned by an unidentified board member.