Social Movement: Black Lives Matter
A Statista DossierPlus on the reception and discourse of the Black Lives Matter movement in traditional and social media
But how did Black Lives Matter become one of the largest social movements in U.S. history? To answer this question, this DossierPlus defines the term social movement and analyses three key points which contributed to Black Lives Matter becoming what it is today:
- The impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy and society
- The news coverage following the death of George Floyd and the perception of a greater problem with racism
- Social media
The Black Lives Matter movement has led to several policy changes but has also been heavily criticized. This divide in the U.S. society has made Black Lives Matter a partisan issue, with the potential to impact the November 2020 presidential election.