|Sent time:||Saturday, October 08, 2011 1:11:23 AM|
|Subject:||SPAM-MED: [september17discuss] Re: Occupy Wall Street Analytics|
I'd like to thank sister Shaista for her comments and suggest two
things. First, that the term "non-white people" might be offensive to
folks: imagine defining people as the negative of the privileged
group. Second, as implied by Shaista, the work of the PoC Working
Group is crucial, but not enough. Their goals and efforts should
infuse every working group, every committee, and OWS, as a whole. It
is imperative that this young movement begin to reflect the
demographics of NYC. It is imperative that the base and leadership of
this struggle actively incorporate those who have most at stake in its
outcome. That is the only way the Occupy movement is going to go
forward and weather the storms that lie ahead.
On Oct 8, 1:58 am, shaista husain <shaistahus...@gmail.com> wrote:
> THis is REALLY SAD empirical evidence of how estranged people of color
> feel from this movement. Its heartbreaking and devastating.
> "The sample of non-white people in this sample is so small that I doubt
> I'll get any worth while insight from it but I'll be sure to let
> everyone know if I find anything. Several respondents self-responded
> with specific nationalities, which could be better way to think about
> diversifying this movement. In the mean time we absolutely should
> make Micha's suggestion of a non-white media day(s) happen."
> Thanks for putting this at the end of your survey, just like
> "colonization" is the last sentence of the declaration. Perhaps it is
> because this is our main challenge, as a movement.
> Mica's suggestion for non-white dominated media day is bogus--we
> should make everyday non-white dominated media day, every day.
> That means white people should actively speak about people of color
> and minorities==should promote their cause in multicultural
> inclusiveness in an actively conscious way.
> Today once again, sitting in the Education and Empowerment working
> group--if it isn't white men dominating the meeting, then its men of
> color, while the women of color bicker amongst themselves suspiciously
> of each other for no reason except that we feel so alienated we just
> try to learn the "process"
> Its getting tiresome and ridiculous.
> Comrades, our outreach into labor and community of color has been
> amazing, our diversity is a fact on the ground, but we must actively
> decolonize our movement without tokenism, can white people speak about
> communities of color directly and speak about diversity and
> multiculturalism? Why does it have to be brown folks doing all the
> work? Can you please allow women and women of color to speak up,
> encourage them to speak, and take it one step further and make these
> issues your own--i am speaking to the people who are NOT doing this
> already consciously actively. This is what this occupation has to be
> about. Not just polls and media hype, but real transformation. Here is
> a quote by Robin Kelley from Freedom Dreams:
> "Without new visions, we don’t know what to build, only what to knock
> down. We not only end up confused, rudderless, and cynical, but we
> forget that making a revolution is not a series of clever maneuvers
> and tactics, but a process that can and must transform us"
> — Robin D.G. Kelley (Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination)
> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 1:11 AM, Justine <just...@occupywallst.org> wrote:
> > Great work, ty :)
> > On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 1:07 AM, Harrison Schultz <schuh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Traffic to occupywallst.org continues to surge, our new high is just
> >> over/under 400,000 visits in the last few days. 350,346 people
> >> visited occupywallst.org that day, 1,890 of them answered a survey
> >> that we put up on the site within the span of a few short hours.
> >> I can't post charts into the body of this message for some reason, but
> >> as we would expect the overwhelming majority of the respondents are
> >> white educated, earning little but employed full-time, left-leaning
> >> straight guys who live in cities and describe themselves as
> >> independents rather than democratic or republican...only 37
> >> republicans filled out this survey unfortunately.
> >> These respondents overwhelmingly use the internet more than the T.V.
> >> 74% are regularly using Youtube
> >> 67% are on regularly using Facebook
> >> 74% are not regularly using Reddit
> >> 61% are not regularly using Twitter
> >> 85% are not watching Fox.
> >> 81% strongly support the Occupy Wall Street Protests.
> >> 74% believe that the Occupy Wall Street Protests will create positive
> >> and lasting social change.
> >> 73% strongly believe that the protests will grow.
> >> Yet, a combined total of only 24% of these respondents have
> >> participated in these protests, which suggests that in spite of the
> >> homogeneity of the movement as it currently stands, there is much
> >> opportunity to further increase our numbers on the ground from within
> >> our current base of support.
> >> I've heard reports from Flux of campers from who watched the
> >> livestream for so long that they wound up coming to Liberty.
> >> Definitely the next best thing to being hear. I also noticed that the
> >> livestream.com/globalrevolution website showed up 4th on the 2nd page
> >> of a search for "occupy wall street" Fortunately optimization is our
> >> Comrade Zach Notes specialty and he should be able and willing to help
> >> us if someone from the media team can hook him up with access to the
> >> site. I've also added a question to the survey asking if they
> >> regularly follow the protests on the livestream so we can track this
> >> with subsequent surveys. More cameras and streams couldn't hurt at
> >> all either.
> >> The sample of non-white people in this sample is so small that I doubt
> >> I'll get any worth while insight from it but I'll be sure to let
> >> everyone know if I find anything. Several respondents self-responded
> >> with specific nationalities, which could be better way to think about
> >> diversifying this movement. In the mean time we absolutely should
> >> make Micha's suggestion of a non-white media day(s) happen.
> >> Response patterns for female respondents were so nearly identical to
> >> the male respondents that I won't bother to indicate them - however I
> >> did notice that 52% of the female respondents listen to the radio as
> >> opposed to 40% of male respondents, which could be a good way to start
> >> trying to reach more women.
> >> The numbers on the ground from this week look excellent as well. It
> >> does look like there's a real hardcore group of roughly 200-300
> >> holding it down. There was 115% increase in the average number of
> >> people counted in the camp each morning between Monday and Friday.
> >> Let's see if the same trend happens next week or if it was just due to
> >> nicer weather at the end of the week.
> >> Monday 10/3/2011 - 163
> >> Tuesday 10/4/2011 - 240
> >> Wednesday 10/5/2011 - 261
> >> Thursday 10/6/2011 - 307
> >> Friday 10/7/2011 - 351
> >> I'm done for the night comrades,
> >> -Harrison
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