6. Critical race theory overtakes Black Lives Matter on Google searches

Google search interest in <span style="border-bottom: 3px solid #FA4F3B; padding-bottom: 2px;">Black Lives Matter</span> and <span style="border-bottom: 3px solid #333333; padding-bottom: 2px;">critical race theory</span>
Data: Google Trends; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

The share of Google searches about Black Lives Matter spiked shortly after Axios launched its Hard Truths series — but those have been overtaken by searches about critical race theory in recent months.

Why it matters: The search trends provide a window into how the national conversation about racial justice has shifted over the course of this series.

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