|From:||Justin Wedes <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Saturday, October 08, 2011 6:30:47 AM|
|Subject:||SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Re: Occupy Wall Street Analytics|
Thanks Harrison for this.
Could someone from the PoC working group join our community relations group to help working with a diverse group of local residents/businesses? I'm thinking specifically of the many Hispanic, African-American, Asian etc residents and business-owners in the area.
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On Oct 8, 2011, at 7:38 AM, grimwomyn <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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,
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