A Gallup Poll, released on July 28, found that a majority of Asian American adults feel connected to the Black Lives Matter Protests.
As America approaches its tenth week of Black Lives Matter protests, Asian Americans are continuing to find ways to get involved and address the anti-blackness in their own communities.
Several news articles suggest that support from the Asian American community is not widespread. The South China Morning Post reported that the movement had revealed a divide among the Asian American community. A CNN profile of Asian Americans participating in the Black Lives Matter movement revealed that many Asian American families frown upon the choice to marry or date a Black person. The lack of support from some Asian Americans has been attributed to their belief they are the model minority, according to Time Magazine.
But Gallup’s latest poll suggests that a majority of Asian American adults are expressing support. Around 73 percent of Asian American adults polled said they feel connected to Black Lives Matter protests. According to the poll, 43 percent of white adults, 55 percent of Hispanic adults and 84 percent of Black adults polled said they felt connected.
Protests have influenced the views Asian Americans hold. Seventy-four percent (74%) of Asian Americans said Black Lives Matter protests influenced their views on racial justice “a lot” or “a little.” Around 20 percent of Asian adults polled said they had participated in protests themselves.
Asian Americans also believe that protests have helped public support for the Black Lives Matter movement. According to the poll, 83 percent of Asian adults said they felt protests helped, the highest among any racial group.
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