A little lesson on Occupy Wall Street:
Speaking of the OWS movement, for some reason it does not include blacks. They are almost nonexistent at these protests. The American Pravda was quick to remind us that the Tea Party rallies were short on blacks, yet they are silent when it comes to the low turnout of blacks at OWS. Based on the American Pravda's reasoning, I guess that makes OWS a racist movement.
Read from Weasel Zippers:
Occupy Wall Street: Only 1.6% of Protesters Are Black…
"And we all know if this story was about the Tea Party instead of OWS the left would be howling that it’s proof the movement is racist.
(WaPo) — 'Occupy Wall Street might seem like a movement that would resonate with black Americans. After all, unemployment among African Americans is at 15 percent, vs. almost 8 percent for whites. And between 2005 and 2009, black households lost just over half of their median net worth compared with white families, who lost 16 percent, according to the Pew Research Center.
However, these numbers have not translated into action. A few prominent African Americans, such as Cornel West, Russell Simmons, Kanye West and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), have made appearances at Occupy protests. “Occupy the Hood,” a recent offshoot, has tried to get more people of color involved. But the main movement remains overwhelmingly white: A Fast Company survey last month found that African Americans, who are 12.6 percent of the U.S. population, make up only 1.6 percent of Occupy Wall Street.
African Americans share white Americans’ anger about corporate greed and corruption, and blacks have a rich history of protesting injustice in United States. So why aren’t they Occupying?
“Occupy Wall Street was started by whites and is about their concern with their plight,” Nathalie Thandiwe, a radio host and producer for WBAI in New York, said in an interview. “Now that capitalism isn’t working for ‘everybody,’ some are protesting.”'
More Blacks Supported Tea Party Movement Than Support #Occupy Movement