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When Protests Changed Minds

When Protests Changed Minds

You can’t escape the images of protest and unrest happening in our country this week. But what will be their lasting impact on Americans’ — especially white Americans’ — views? We look back to the 1960s civil rights movement for clues. Princeton political science professor Omar Wasow work focuses on how the two different waves of protest in that era effected both voting patterns and Americans’ interest in cause of ending racial discrimination. SHOW LINKS How 1960s Black Protests Moved Elites, Public Opinion and Voting If you’re able to donate, here’s how to support people and groups protesting police violence and working to combat racism and injustice: Go to to support community bail funds around the country, and go to to support 11 groups fighting racism and police brutality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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