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Analysis carried out by the Pew Research Center has revealed that just one in six protesters turning out at Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations in the US is actually black. The research notes that in racial terms the greater numbers of those involved at the gatherings have been White people.
The full breakdown reveals that just 17 percent of protesters were black, while 46 percent were white. A further 22 percent were Hispanic, with eight percent being Asian, the analysis highlights.
Perhaps even more telling is the demographic breakdown in terms of political affiliation. Almost four out of every five BLM protesters identified as Democrats or Democrat-leaning, with fewer than 17 percent identifying as Republicans.
The findings dovetail with comments made by BET Founder Robert Johnson yesterday, who noted that most