The Black Lives Matter will create lasting change in the United States because there has been an astounding change in public opinion. Since the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, public opinion on criminal justice and racial discrimination have shifted leftwards.
During these nationwide protests, Americans of all races, ages, and backgrounds have come together to declare that this country needs to address and reform the problem that is systemic racism.
Just 2 weeks after the protests that sparked in the wake of the death of Mr. Floyd, support for Black Lives Matter increased by approximately as much as it had over the previous two years. After being steady for years, support for BLM jumped from 42% to 53% and opposition fell from 31% to 25%.
A recent poll has found that the majority of voters agree with statements such as “The anger behind the demonstrations is fully justified. Police are more likely to use deadly force against Americans. There is a lot of discrimination against Black Americans in society”. Back in 2013, when Black Lives Matter began, a majority of voters disagreed with all of these statements.
The recent Black Lives Matter will slowly but surely bring about change because of the drastic shift in public opinion and a huge upward trend of support.
These protests have caused people and institutions who remained largely quiet about the Black Lives Matter movement to speak out. For example, the NFL commissioner voiced their changed stance on systemic racism. 
NASCAR spoke out about systemic racism for the first time. Former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney joined protests, and other legislators began supporting the movement to defund the police. The recent Black Lives Matter will slowly but surely bring about change because of the drastic shift in public opinion and a huge upward trend of support.