A new poll shows a majority of American young adults, including White youth, support the call for more accountability for police in the deaths of African Americans.
Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has increased among young White adults, according to a GenForward poll. The survey of adults age 18 to 30 is conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
The poll is encouraging news because it suggests a majority of White, Black, Asian and Hispanic young adults now support the call for more police accountability.
According to the survey, 51 percent of White respondents between the ages of 18 and 30 say they now strongly or somewhat support Black Lives Matter, a 10 percentage point increase since June. While on the other hand, 42 percent said they do not support the movement.
Sean Bradley, 26, of Clearwater, Fla., said watching several encounters between police and Black suspects online helped cement his support for Black Lives Matter, reported The Associated Press. As a White male, he said, he had run-ins with the police and witnessed officers trying to cover for what he considered illegal conduct by other officers.