⌗BlackLivesMatter has shifted public opinion, too.
- According to a recent Pew poll, 50 percent of Americans believe racism is a “big problem” in America— up 17 points from the last time Pew asked this question, in 2010.
- In a November CNN/Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 49 percent of Americans say racism is a “big problem” — a significant increase from 28 percent just four years ago.
- Fifty-nine percent believe changes are necessary to give African-Americans equal rights — up from 46 percent last year.
- Fifteen police officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter this year (not including the six Baltimore officers facing trial in the death of Freddie Gray). That’s triple the average of just five per year, from 2005 to 2014.