|From:||shaista husain <email@example.com>|
|Sent time:||Wednesday, November 02, 2011 4:47:44 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Re: way cool infographic on the demographics of OWS,|
Thanks Lauren, do not tell me "this is america" watch your language
and respect. i am not lashing out against anyone for being white, you
are out of line here. You listen for once. I am seriously concerned
about the way you are putting words in my mouth
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:44 PM, Lauren <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What about you listen for once.
> - This is an unscientific survey of visitors to the website, based on
> people who filled out the survey, not a census of the entire movement.
> It uses census categories, which, yes, means that italians, irish,
> english, jews, french, poles, russians, germans, caucasians (the real
> deal), turks, arabs, etc are listed as white (with "hispanic whites"
> being distinguished because the census also does this distinction), it
> was a very quickly set up poll. We could redo it with a wider
> ethnicity category, but this is America, I doubt it would change a
> thing with how people self-identify in this country (who knows, I'd
> actually be interested, I know my university survey sheets actually
> have about 200 ethnicity options on that question)
> - If you're going to lash out at Grim for being white, then you're on
> really thin ground, because as an arab, you're also considered white
> in the country, by census returns.
> - If anything, it does show we might need to work much closer with
> groups like occupy the hood, something that's really fucking important
> to know.
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