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White Americans support the right to protest injustice — unless the protesters are black

Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

Most Americans agree that protesting unfair treatment makes the country better, a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute has found. But white Americans are much less likely to support protests if the people who are unfairly treated are black:

(Public Religion Research Institute)

How strongly you support protests against "unfair treatment" appears to depend on the race of the people doing the protesting.