Thanks Gabriel, its not about my individual opinion--i want to pass this on to anti-oppression working groups.
I have data and evidence to make my points clear. FOr a more diverse understanding and pluralism--i support the work of all anti-racist people, whether they are white black or whatever--and there are many ways people are racists to one another--so this is not about you being black or someone being white. Really i am beyond that personal bullshit. This is a politically false and dangerous message and a lot of my white comrades will agree.
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:27 PM, Gabriel Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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.