A woman marches to the White House at the head of a group of members and allies of the LGBTQ community as part of the Pride and Black Lives Matter movements on June 13, 2020, in Washington. Official Pride events were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic but people showed up to lend support to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The emergence of this broader transracial coalition, particularly among the young, is fundamentally changing the terms of debate over inequalities African Americans are confronted with in policing and other aspects of society, argues Terrance Woodbury, a Black Democratic consultant whose firm, HIT Strategies, studies attitudes among young adults.

“Essentially, the beginning of the movement for Black lives for many years was a movement of Black people vs. the police,” Woodbury says. “It was a…

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