From:   shaista husain <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 2:17:39 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Proposal: Non-White Media Day

So Micah, i am sorry, i don't want to knock or cut you short on your

proposal, and your great idea, i am not against it, but we can do

better, much better, keep it growing...


On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM, shaista husain <> wrote:

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

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

> diversity.


> 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.