From:   Gabriel Johnson <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, November 02, 2011 4:27:39 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] way cool infographic on the demographics of OWS,

I'm black and also unsure what exactly you're talking about. This is just an unscientific survey of visitors to the website; have they made it into a flyer and are passing it out at Liberty or something? It shouldn't be represented as "who *is* Occupy Wall Street", that is, the fact that it's not representative of all the occupiers or all the people who support the movement should be made more evident. But I really don't see how this is furthering white privilege or being racist in any way; indeed, we can use it as a tool to signify that we need to do more outreach to people of color. (I'm also not seeing how Grim factors into this?)


On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:10 PM, shaista husain <> wrote:
I am sorry i have a serious problem with this Grim and Harrison,  i have sent it to the Safers Spaces committee meeting for de-escalation and mediation.
I am requiring some serious mediation. I am attaching the SaferSPaces flyer here for you to look at --and this kind of insidious racism i find terribly insulting to all the people of color and immigrants who have come in solidarity to protest. I am not taking this lightly at all.
I believe there needs anti-oppression work done and some kind of accountability in place to stop white supremacy in all its forms.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Harrison Schultz <> wrote:
This is from the data we collected off of,  

Many Thanks Sean Captin!