From:   shaista husain <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, November 02, 2011 6:06:32 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: way cool infographic on the demographics of OWS,

Thank you Lauren, me too, i don't want to be dismissed as angry and

attacking anyone--no one is trying to be racist here and i am not

accusing anyone, just the data is troubling to me. I do have some

issues for concern which needs constructive mediation and positive

engagement. I am deeply sorry i haven't learned how to express myself

properly. i am learning and transorming in this process too, please

bear with me. i will take this matter to the proper mediation so we

can speak to each other as allies and move forward with strength and





On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Lauren <> wrote:

> Let me try to say this in a less angry way.

> - I am perfectly aware of eugenics and scientific racism. In fact,

> I've been involved in disability activism long enough to know the ins

> and outs of eugenics.

> - I am also sadly aware of the fact that a lot of america's population

> tends to self-define not by culture but by racial identities from this

> ideological basis

> - I am not defining america for you, if I could pretend that

> scientific racism hadn't left its mark on the country I would really

> be glad.

> - I have made no threats.