From:   shaista husain <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 2:14:17 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Proposal: Non-White Media Day

We need a permanent multicultural media strategy, long term, day in

and day out reflecting our city's most beautiful asset, our global



On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 4:11 PM, shaista husain <> wrote:

> Yes we have 'black history month" etc one token motherfucking month

> out of the whole year, our liberals have honored us with, but those of

> us who are black, are black every day of the year, and our main goal

> is to stay black, and die black.

> NO liberal one day bogus sensitivity days. ok.

> WE need to be multicultural every day.


> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 4:08 PM, shaista husain <> wrote:

>> 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 i support your efforts!


>> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Micah White <> 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.