“Diversity” at the Wall Street Protest
Warren compares Occupy Wall St., at this stage of its life, to the nascent Tea Party, when protesters were seeking a vehicle through which to express frustration with the Obama administration.
What’s different here? “The Tea Party seemed to be a movement of older Americans, more conservative, whiter,” he says. OWS protesters “are younger, more diverse.”
This blogger found the people of color at the protests, but notes:
Justin, 32, knows he is one of the few blacks in the crowd, he doesn’t see race as an underlying factor in the protest. But he feels more people of color should take part in social movements. “I think all minorities want to join in but since they don’t see a lot of other minorities in the crowd, they don’t join,” Justin says. “But they have the same issues and that’s the thing. Minorities have the same concerns that whites do, but a lot of times in America people divide things by race. I feel as more black people show up and more people from the inner-city show up, we will all start to realize that we have the same concerns and the same issues.”
Honesty. It’s refreshing.