From:   shaista husain <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, November 02, 2011 5:24:23 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] way cool infographic on the demographics of OWS,

last week it was about NYC recruiting at Universities, the week before it was about the park. The data is always the same 81% white. Don't tell me to listen and read---you listen and you read. In fact, let the working groups check it out.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 7:21 PM, Jon Good <> wrote:
Shasta, please read the thing before you criticize it. This is about website traffic and not people at the park. 

On Nov 2, 2011, at 6:25 PM, Ben <> wrote:

It should be worth noting that this only reflects and not the movement as a whole. I do agree we need work more with civil right groups and get more people of color to participate and we need to create a safe space for females as well.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:15 PM, shaista husain <> wrote:
I am sorry i don't feel safe at all with this confused propaganda it is divisive and i don't know what they are trying to prove. This kind of racism is not going away without people challenging it. I also have evidence--threatening emails written to me by Grim, I am calling her and Harrison out---I need the safer spaces working group and people of color working group to address this and mediate immediately.  i find this empirical data extremely dangerous, and thoroughly racist to the core. This is not the census bureau-- white folks are also a minority in this city, irish, italian, french, spanish, arabic, i find these labels so threatening. There is no commitment here to fighting racism or anti-oppression--i just can't believe what i am reading and why? what is the point of advertising a white majority? This is highly problematic for me. This is not in my individual hands, we have working groups that address this matter in a fair way.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:09 PM, rob hollander <> wrote:
That's because it's not a pie chart at all -- all the data overlap and presumably each slice is individually 100% of the sample -- even though it gives the somewhat misleading impression that it is a pie chart, being in the shape of a pie :-) But it gives a friendly, easy read, even if it leaves out a lot of the information you gathered, like correlation of ethnicity to college.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 5:31 PM, <> wrote:
Very Cool!  Excellent data, and pretty on computer screen.  Caveats: Doesn't print very well.  Too dark, too much ink, words too small without enough contrast.  Also the percentages are not well represented by the size of the pieces.  Doesn't fit on 8 by 11 sheet
On 11/02/11, Harrison Schultz<> wrote:
This is from the data we collected off of,  

Many Thanks Sean Captin!

Rob Hollander
Lower East Side Residents for Responsible Development
622 E 11, #10
NYC, 10009