Companies that loudly supported BLM fall silent when confronted with skyrocketing Black murders_flat freckle removal

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Corporate voices boomed across the nation in support of Black Lives Matter and various social justice initiatives following the death of George Floyd in 2020. Nearly two years later, what was left in the wake of 2020 was a drastic spike Black murders with experts pinning blame on the BLM and defund the police movements.

The summer of 2020 was marked by protests and riotsfrom coast to coast in support of the BLM and defund the police movements following the death of George Floyd. Companies stretching from behemoth e-commerce and tech company Amazon to beauty giant Ulta posted messages reiterating "Black lives matter," and companies around the country pledged millions of dollars to various social justice organizations that pushed to reimagine policing and reallocate funds from police departments.

FBI data reported by Fox News Digital last week shows murders spiked disproportionally among Black Americans in 2020 by 32% compared to the year prior. Murders across the board spiked by nearly 30% that year, marking the largest single-year increase in killings since the agency began tracking the crimes.

MASSIVE INCREASE IN BLACK AMERICANS MURDERED WAS RESULT OF DEFUND POLICE MOVEMENT: EXPERTS

A woman holds a "BLM" sign in the rain as tens of thousands of people participate in a silent protest march organized by Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County as people protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson <span class="copyright">REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson</span>
A woman holds a "BLM" sign in the rain as tens of thousands of people participate in a silent protest march organized by Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County as people protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

At least 7,484 Black Americans were murdered in 2019, according to FBI data Fox News Digital reported last week. That number shot up to at least 9,941 murders in 2020, meaning there was an increase of 2,457 Black Americans murdered over the previous year.

For White Americans, FBI data show there were 7,043 White people murdered in 2020, meaning 2,898 more Black people were killed compared to Whites.

An average of 6,927 Black Americans were murdered each year between 2010 and 2019, meaning Black murders shot up by 43% in 2020 compared to the previous 10-year average.

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To experts such as the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald, BLM and the defund movements that swept the nation directly contributed to the spike. The spike "began months after lockdowns beginning only after riots," Mac Donald told Fox News Digital, noting the "spike was not at all related to COVID."

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