Skip to comments.Occupy the Hood? Occupy Austin event to attract blacks offends some
Posted on 11/23/2011 12:39:11 PM PST by Lockbox
UPDATE: It appears that Occupy Austin has removed all of its original Occupy the Hood Facebook postings and comments. We have been unable to find the posts in several searches of their Facebook page.
According to Austins YNN, very few Occupy Austin protesters attended the event in East Austin. YNN reported that approximately 40 people attended the event. Curiously, YNN left the phrase Occupy the Hood out of all of their reporting.
AUSTIN, TEXAS Occupy Austin announced on their Facebook page an event tomorrow that they have dubbed Occupy the Hood. Similar Occupy the Hood events will take place in cities around the country.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has been largely defined and criticized as being a group of angry, white males. The progressive business magazine FastCompany conducted a revealing study this month that found that 81.2 percent of Occupy Wall Street supporters are white and 61 percent are male. Only 1.6 percent of supporters are black. Hispanics only make up 6.8 percent.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 77 percent of the U.S. population is white and 12 percent is black.
Occupy Austin organizers are promising to address African-American issues.
We need a large turnout of angry, upset, pissed-off citizens to come out and join us in saying that it is time to put the people FIRST and to insure equal access to opportunity.
But the choice of the name Occupy the Hood isnt sitting well with some Occupy Austin supporters.
African-American Jessica Brown wrote on the Occupy Austin Facebook page, I think the first thing to ensure African-American issues are addressed is not to call it Occupy the hood, not all african americans live in the hood or ghetto.
East Austin ... shouldn’t that be “Occupy the Barrio”?
Occupy the Hood of 56 Buick maybe.What a useless lot of confused and ignorant critters.
I;m about to say an ugly truth: when you get large groups of young black people together, chaos and crime ensues....sad, but true.
Guess there needs to be a new IPhone map feature, who owns which hood......
Really? "Insure"? So, someone is going to monetarily protect them against the risk of not having access to opportunity? How much are the premiums for this insurance and where can I get it?
To ensure that something will be done means to make it certain to happen.
When amending the contract, the lawyer ensured that her client received a better deal.
To insure someone or something means to protect the person or object against risk by regularly paying an insurance company a sum of money. In the event the person is injured or killed or the object is damaged or lost, the insurance company will then pay out a sum of money to cover the injury or loss.
The company was insured against accidents in the workplace.
You, for example, will no longer be welcome. Also, they will burn your city down and send out mobs of cell phone-activated zombies who will attack people who look like you at random.
You will not even be safe in your dorms.
LOL. Only liberals would have diversity goals for protest movements.
By definition, isn’t “the hood” already occupied? By the very people they’re trying to attract?
“East Austin ... shouldnt that be Occupy the Barrio?”
East Austin is now quite gentrified.
As the Occupy people would say “this is just so confusing, can I get back to you on that?”
These work real good against that:
I've got one myself.
They could occupy the highland mall area, north a bit (no longer a mall due to *cough*...hoodies?)...I think that would be a fantastic idea!
I don’t do facebook...maybe it could be suggested to them?
Speaking of Highland Mall, it has been bought by ACC and ACC is buying land all over the area.
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I bet that ultrasound mosquito deterrent works a whiz-bang on fleas as well.
At first I thought this was the Austin neighborhood on the west side of Chicago. THAT would have been interesting . . .
Been there. The Austin movement is in shambles. There are no more than 50 die hards of various sorts, homeless, students, guilty rich, drifters, druggies, and children.
There are 50 people but at least 200 different distinct agendas. Some are vegan, some are anti-war, some are anti-bank, and on and on. There is no cohesion or a concerted message.
However, I like the people I met. They are a little bit out there politically, but really are just people.