A recent “GenForward” survey revealed that the majority of young people from all races support Black Lives Matter, even after acknowledging that the movement’s rhetoric encourages violence against police.
The GenForward survey, as part of the Black Youth Project, was taken during the period from August 1-14, among 1,958 young adults aged 18-30. It was a combination of online interviews, landlines and cellphones.
The study found that 51 percent of white youth support the BLM movement, and 66 percent of the white youth said they believe the BLM rhetoric encourages violence against police.
Among black youth, 85 percent support the movement, yet just 19 percent of them believe BLM encourages violence against police.
— AP-NORC Center (@APNORC) September 6, 2016
Only 1 in 4 African Americans say they trust police to do what is right, compared to half of Latinos and nearly 3 in 4 whites.
Ninety percent of African Americans, 84 percent Latinos and 63 percent whites believe the police do not treat all groups equally.
The survey said 4 in 10 whites think the killing of black Americans by the police is part of a larger pattern in the police’s treatment of black Americans, compared with 72 percent African Americans, 61 percent Asian and 51 percent Latino.
In an added shocking admission, the Black Youth Project reported the survey on Twitter, with a statement of their own: “We must understand that the idea of embracing violence in self-defense, even against police, is not outrageous.”
We must understand that the idea of embracing violence in self-defense, even against police, is not outrageous. https://t.co/W9J2tes4tK
— Black Youth Project (@BlackYouthProj) September 6, 2016
There was no question in the survey that asked about who commits the most crime. Instead, the survey focused solely on behavior of the police and whether they are trusted.
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