From:   shaista husain <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:25:57 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: Advice to #occupywallstreet from Matt Taibbi

We have a lot of work to do in between our own communities of color--i agree the black working class has led the fight against racism historically, that is precisely the point i was making, i apologize for the clumsiness of my statement.
"class is pretty damn important" i couldn't say it better, sis, "intersections" ---i wholeheartedly agree, thank you, speak up, teach!
Furthermore, i used the word "bridges" which is "intersections" between historically marginalized groups. I was checking out this interesting anti-oppression page by Occupy Boston, and was wondering if you have seen it....

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 10:59 AM, Lauren <> wrote:
"and tie a bridge between good white people
and all of us immigrants of color"

Wait, what? The black working class has historically had to fight
against a lot of both historically and at least asian immigrant
communities were just as likely to be right wing and racist towards
them as european ones (I have neither personal observations nor data
for latin americans), at least until muslims became convenient
scapegoat. Class is pretty damn important, race is pretty damn
important, gender is pretty damn important, sexual minorities are
pretty damn important, that's why it's called intersections.

Focusing on only one issue gave us bourgeois feminists who ignore
queer and minority women, "gay marriage activists" who only care about
the plight of wealthy white homosexuals, the homophobia of the black
church, etc.