From:   shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 2:08:40 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Proposal: Non-White Media Day
 

Micah, we are not trying to silence our white comrades, they don't

need to tell the media to talk to someone black--its nice if they do,

but that is not necessary--the official mainstream media just

automatically goes to white people first, because they take whiteness

as the dominant narrative. White people can talk blackness

themselves--this is tactics of subversion. This is the point--white

people are capable of speaking in solidarity with people of color and

expressing their multiculturalism--just like black people and

immigrants assimilate here in the US, white people can also assimilate

blackness, global justice, multiculturalism... as they are doing on

the ground day to day in this movement. We need to put

multiculturalism on the top of our media strategy no matter who

speaks. And also, allow the true factual diversity--impossible to

ignore--- to come to the fore...so i support your efforts!

 

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Micah White <micahmwhite@gmail.com> wrote:

> Proposal: We pick one day in which everyone who speaks to the media at #OWS

> is not white. If the media try to talk to you, and you're white - then you

> tell them to talk to someone who is not white. Flood the world with images

> and words of non-white members of #OWS.

>

> Then we have one day where everyone is a woman, or one day where everyone is

> over 40 years old.

>

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