Skip to comments.Occupy movement fails to connect with blacks
Posted on 12/13/2011 9:11:11 AM PST by SmithL
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School is just a few blocks from the former Occupy Oakland encampment in Frank Ogawa Plaza and not far from the starting point for Monday's Occupy demonstration at the Port of Oakland.
But to King parents like Charlene Adams, the Occupy movement couldn't be farther away from her West Oakland neighborhood. And the reasons behind that distance help explain a disconnect between the larger Occupy Wall Street movement and the African American community.
Adams and other King parents who stop by the school on Fridays for doughnuts and coffee sympathize with the core premise of the Occupy movement - that the American dream is slipping away because of the nation's wealth inequality - but they don't plan to join it. That crisis point, which drove Occupiers to the streets this fall, has been a part of the West Oakland residents' lives as long as they can remember.
Few Bay Area neighborhoods feel the impact of that inequality more those who live in this predominantly African American neighborhood in the shadow of the downtown skyscrapers.
"Why don't people come out here and Occupy about the violence in our neighborhood?" said Adams, a 44-year-old project manager at a substance-abuse clinic. Every Saturday, she and other members of her church stand on street corners and hold signs asking people to "Stop the Violence."
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Core premise of the Occupy movement is nothing more than socialism and a tool for Obama&Co.
Why would the Occupy crowd connect with them? The Occupiers consist of burned out hippies and trust fund babies.
I can’t seem to find the word “racism” anywhere in this article. But from what I’ve read in the San Francisco Chronicle, that’s the obvious and only possible reason when The Tea Party is concerned, isn’t it?
my favorite part:
She criticized the anarchist-led vandalism after several Occupy events in Oakland that has led in part to the city spending at least $1.1 million extra in police costs.
“Why don’t you stop destroying our city? That $1 million could have been a jobs program,” Kwamilele said.
The Chronicle has taken a somewhat anti-Occupier stance recently. Good to see, whatever their reasons are.
The sixties hippies did a better job integrating race.
See, not all black people are stupid!
They’re too busy tryimh to sell their big fat ass lie that they are “99% of the American people, when in fact, if you totalled all the numbers that have been to all their “happenings”, they can’t even claim to be even .01% of the general Popilation, no matter how much the lying scum of the “MSM” hype their ad nauseum BULLSH*T for them.
“We ate the 99%!” is a frigging typical Liberal propaganda LIE.
We ate the 99%!
Did they taste like chicken?
As far as the police union is concerned...it was....
“...predominantly African American neighborhood ...”
Are they recent immigrants from Africa??? /sarc
...More like ape, I would guess. >BoD
“Every Saturday, she and other members of her church stand on street corners and hold signs asking people to “Stop the Violence.””
The likely reason OWS does not connect with this woman is that she attends church.
Can’t imagine why blacks in a struggling neighborhood wouldn’t feel a connection with a bunch of young, spoiled, white socialists who the cops let get away with crimes left and right. Go figure?
As matter of fact, someone named Njelela Kwamilele is most certainly a recent immigrant. It's an honest African name. Names of US-born blacks are primarily European (Hiram Lawrence, Favel Raynor, Kenya Anthony, Charlene Adams, Boots Riley - all these names are from the article.)
Howie Carr has all the Mugshots of Occupods arrested in Boston. No “Diversity” at all.
Maybe they don’t like camping out.
You nailed it right there!
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