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19. This is the whitest poll I've ever seen.
Mon Aug 31, 2020, 12:30 AM
Aug 2020

Are Black people and their white allies scaring people by demanding their human rights and fair treatment under law? To say it's hurting a political party callously looks away from the trauma inflicted on BIPOC every single day in this country. Here's a suggestion for your next poll: Is treating the presidential election of the most powerful country like a horserace helping or hurting democracy?

No one can answer this question. Drunken Irishman Aug 2020 #1
Peaceful Protest Positive- Violence, Looting and Destruction of Property is a Negative Stallion Aug 2020 #2
You said it 1st. kacekwl Aug 2020 #7
Day in and day out, peaceful protests become stagnant LeftInTX Aug 2020 #33
Oh noes, the sky is falling! People are protesting! StrictlyRockers Aug 2020 #3
Until recently I don't think it made much difference. RDANGELO Aug 2020 #4
Yes I agree judeling Aug 2020 #10
Are the Democrats helping or hurting the protesters? RiverbendsJoe Aug 2020 #5
The protesting is not hurting bottomofthehill Aug 2020 #6
+1, .... done by Trump supporters and assholes. Conflating the two plays into Trumps narrative uponit7771 Aug 2020 #52
I think they are hurting I don't know to what extant standingtall Aug 2020 #8
You put in more efficiently than I. KentuckyWoman Aug 2020 #12
The ones that have spawned violence edhopper Aug 2020 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author KentuckyWoman Aug 2020 #11
We are teetering on the edge of ... jimlup Aug 2020 #13
Protests that have turned into rioting, looting, violence and shootings Raine Aug 2020 #14
There is no question that the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968 helped Nixon still_one Aug 2020 #30
... and are being started by Trump supporters and stupid people. TOO much evidence of this and the uponit7771 Aug 2020 #51
What a screwed up question. GemDigger Aug 2020 #15
I setup a poll to see what people on DU are feeling about the protests, and you imply that I still_one Aug 2020 #22
No, I asked a question. GemDigger Aug 2020 #40
"do I want them to stop protesting"? NO. Is that clear enough for ya? still_one Aug 2020 #41
It is, thank you. GemDigger Aug 2020 #42
Ok, Thanks still_one Aug 2020 #44
Who effing knows anymore? Bettie Aug 2020 #16
I think that is a good analysis of the situation still_one Aug 2020 #31
It galls me to say this, but the protests in Kenosha and Minneapolis are hurting Vogon_Glory Aug 2020 #17
Hate to say it but it's hurting redstateblues Aug 2020 #18
This is the whitest poll I've ever seen. intheflow Aug 2020 #19
I setup a poll to see how people feel on DU about the protests, and you seem to be imply that still_one Aug 2020 #20
Not saying you're racist intheflow Aug 2020 #34
Maybe people should ask black folks in Portland OR. BlueLucy Aug 2020 #36
It's true that Black voices have been shunted to the side. intheflow Aug 2020 #38
Thanks for the clarification.. Systemic racism has been with us since the inception of the country, still_one Aug 2020 #37
The guy who shot the guy yesterday was white. LeftInTX Aug 2020 #24
Yes, the BLM movement has made that very clear, not only that it isn't welcomed, but that they still_one Aug 2020 #29
Are Black people saying they don't want protests, intheflow Aug 2020 #35
This message was self-deleted by its author LeftInTX Aug 2020 #45
I think they want to own the protests LeftInTX Aug 2020 #46
YEP. WhiskeyGrinder Aug 2020 #43
Right ?! This plays Trumps narrative and is another Buttery Males 2.0 !!! uponit7771 Aug 2020 #50
+1000 JonLP24 Aug 2020 #57
No!! LeftInTX Aug 2020 #21
I don't think there is any question that right wing groups, so-called militia types, and still_one Aug 2020 #23
I don't think this guy was right wing... LeftInTX Aug 2020 #26
I understand TX. Whenever the WTO met in Oregon, the anarchists were always there still_one Aug 2020 #28
Yeah in Wisconsin they really don't have anarachists, so whites would be either BLM supporters LeftInTX Aug 2020 #32
But he has nothing to do w/Dems, radius777 Aug 2020 #54
Absolutely..it has nothing to do with Democrats LeftInTX Aug 2020 #58
The actual protestors are ok. The problem is they are being infiltrated by Opportunists JI7 Aug 2020 #25
I agree, but I doubt that is getting much coverage still_one Aug 2020 #27
+1, this !! and instead of the police protecting the protesters they allow the oppurtinist to rip uponit7771 Aug 2020 #49
+1 And black people should be in discussions about appalachiablue Aug 2020 #53
I don't know. I think it gives trump a cover story that our naive media ecstatic Aug 2020 #39
THIS !!!! ☝🏾☝🏾☝🏾 This is Buttery Males 2.0 !!! Instead of the left declaring Trump is stoking ... uponit7771 Aug 2020 #48
DAMN !!! Not another "buttery males" topic for everyone to latch on to !! Trump defined the topic uponit7771 Aug 2020 #47
+1. We must reject RW framing. radius777 Aug 2020 #56
Hurting, however.... mentalsolstice Aug 2020 #55
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