I know I will be attacked by some for being "divisive" again, but come on folks, what do you not get.
|The one white guy without a racist bone in his body|
Part of the struggle against white supremacy and racism, a major part, the major part, has to do with confronting it, especially amongst whites. A broad based populist movement like Occupy is full of folks from all over the spectrum, and as such there must be people within it and without it who are willing to confront the racism that comes along with the 99%.
Again, because I know how this will be taken, the vast majority of folks at Occupy sites are not overtly conscious racists. No one says they are. Again, many Occupy sites have individuals and groups within working on this problem. No one says they don't. Again, the criticism is offered by people not bent on destroying "your" movement.
I can't think of a majority white movement of any kind at any time to which this does not or has not applied.
Anyway, read the article below and weep...and then get mad...and then deal with it...and, please, understand where this all comes from and instead of attacking those who try to inform you about it, attack white supremacy and racism.
The majesty of the elder Black woman’s face was marred by bruises from minutes earlier and the tears of 75 years as a second class citizen in the United Capitalist Prison States of America. Mrs. Bowie (pronounced Boowy) is a homeless woman and one of the original residents of Occupy San Francisco, where tonight she had been attacked.