|Sent time:||Saturday, October 08, 2011 5:38:35 AM|
|Subject:||SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Re: Occupy Wall Street Analytics|
I am a nonwhite person (Puerto Rican) who never fills out surveys that
ask me to specify my ethnicity. There are people in the world who
could give a crap abt reporting their race/ethnicity, or who deem it
something to pay attention to.
I am here to make a change for everyone.
As Michael Jackson sang in "Man in the Mirror"
(ducking now from the many stones about to be thrown)
On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 3:11 AM, Lycophidion <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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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