The allies’ betrayal of George Floyd

The allies’ betrayal of George Floyd
Charles Blow (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Only a mouth breather like Blow is unable to see that these ‘true adherents to the cause’ have painfully short attention span. The most likely explanation for what he mistakes for betrayal was that some other vitally important matter sprung that demanded the white protesters’ undivided attention.]

Something happened this summer in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, and maybe only history will be able to fully explain what it was.

Millions of Americans — many of them white — poured into the streets to demand justice and assert that Black Lives Matter. It’s clear now that the summer protests, which took place during a pandemic during which congregation was discouraged, were for some participants less a sincere demand for justice than they were a social outlet.

As some semblance of normal life began to inch back, enthusiasm for the cause among whites quickly grew soft, like a rotting spot on a piece of fruit.

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As FiveThirtyEight has noted, support for Black Lives Matter “skyrocketed” after Floyd was killed, but much of that support ended sometime before Jacob Blake was shot in Kenosha, Wis., three months later.

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