The data, compiled by advertising analyst Harrison Schultz and Ford Foundation sociologist Dr. Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán, were intended to promote the idea, as Dr. Cordero-Guzmán put it, that “the 99% movement comes from and looks like the 99%.” The infographic, depicted below, caused instant controversy when it was shared among Occupy Wall Street organizers. One activist reacted: “81% white protestors–and you actually made a flyer proudly advertising this lie, in a multicultural city like NYC? You must be crazy and blind.” She later accused Schultz of “insidious racism” and “white supremacy,” and demanded “serious mediation” from organizers on the Safer Spaces working group, the internal security apparatus of Occupy Wall Street.I see reeducation camps in Schultz's future.
Friday, November 4, 2011
What percentage of Occupy Wall Street is Black? 1.6%. Or about 1/8th of the actual proportion of blacks in America. I don't know what it is as a percentage of blacks in New York, but I suspect the denominator is even lower. Hilariously, the Obamavillers started circulating the survey results to prove they really are the 99%, until someone noticed that no, they weren't:
Posted by Pat at 11:24 PM