Poll: 55% believe Black Lives Matter have made race relations worse

Racial tensions have surged, but not because of violence during Black Lives Matter protests, say the civil rights organisation.

A poll by Opinium has found that racial tensions have increased in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and the rise of Black Lives Matter. 

The poll found that 55% of the 2,000-strong sample believed the situation had become worse with only 17% believing relations had improved.

According to the findings, published in the Guardian, 77% of Conservative voters agreed that racial tensions had increased, the figure was hardly more encouraging among ethnic minorities with 44% agreeing.

A spokesman for Black Lives Matter said the organisation hadn’t contributed to increased racial tensions but “might have made it more apparent and exposed what is there.”

In June, BLM UK revealed its political identity, not as civil rights group, but a far-left neo-Marxist organisation after declaring that it stood “beside our Palestinian comrades”

The Palestine revelation provoked little reaction in the media emboldening hardcore Leftists who pose as civil rights campaigners.

Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education at the University of Birmingham, Professor Kalwant Bhopal, claimed the survey revealed how white people “feel their privilege is being threatened and questioned.”

“When they see something like BLM they do what they can to protect it and there is a backlash.”

Backlash, or just a natural reaction to violence on our streets in aid of a cause that seems to deliberately mask its objectives? Only 13 of the 163 people who have died in police custody over the last ten years were black, 140 were white, yet the public is supposed to believe the welfare of ethnic minorities is a low priority, or worse.

The counter-argument to Professor Bhopal’s claim is that the June riots caused by BLM protesters caused lasting outrage. Images of policemen being attacked went viral on social media. The defacing of sacred monuments like the Cenotaph and Churchill statues appalled moderates across the country.