The worldwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in police custody last month in Minnesota, have resulted in a sea change in public attitudes regarding racial and social injustice.
The two main demands by demonstrators were justice for Floyd and police reform. But the Black Lives Matter movement has proven to be the catalyst.
A Civiqs poll comparing support for Black Lives Matter between April 2017 and June 2020 found a significant increase in support. In 2017, 37% of registered voters supported BLM, while in 2020, 52% supported the movement. Opposition has also dropped from 41% in 2017 to 30% in 2020.
In a recent AP-NORC poll, 54% of Americans said they approve of the protests. Disapproval stood at 32%, while 14% said they neither approve nor disapprove.
Here are some of the notable changes in policy and practices at a variety of institutions in June, as Americans address racism in the United States. (VOA)