Just like how people today think that MLK and The Civil Rights Movement were well-received in the 60s.
This one always gets me. People make it sound like black people just said one day, "Hey, you guys are being dicks right now, please stop. Thanks" And everybody else was like "Hey, yo, sorry brothers and sisters, we didn't realize that. Our bad. lol We'll fix that ASAP."
And then they compare that whitewashed version of the CRM with today's BLM movement and say "Obviously most civil rights protestors would be ashamed of BLM today! They never rioted or disrupted! Why don't you guys learn how to protest like your forefathers and foremothers?!"
...the CRM lasted over a decade and there were literally hundreds of riots during it's duration. You read that right:HUNDREDS. Hell, there were over 150 riots in just one summer. And that's not counting all the social disturbances they caused.
What they don't realize (or ignore) is that:
62% of white people in America said that black people were treated equally in 1963. In 1967 it was 75%.
Since 1962, it's held almost steady that 8 in 10 white Americans think that black children have equal chances for good education in their own communities.
In 1964 most white Americans believed that mass demonstrations for racial equality were actually hurtful to black Americans' cause.
In 1966 that number had risen to 85%.
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