From:   shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, November 02, 2011 4:47:44 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
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 <celliwig@gmail.com> 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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