BLM: A voice for Black Britons?


This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society looks at differences between the BLM movement and much of wider black British society.

New figures indicate that the hard-left elements of the Black Lives Matter movement are at odds with much of wider black British society in how to tackle systemic injustice. Our research found that while 29 per cent of the British population believe the UK is a racist society, this rises two-fold to 58 per cent among people from black British backgrounds. Similarly, 52 per cent of black British people disagree with the view that police brutality is not a problem in the UK compared to just 22 per cent of the wider population. There is far less consensus, however, on the type of tactics employed by activists during a wave of protests in Britain last summer in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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