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  •  Nice story, but an antedotal one. (1+ / 0-)
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      "anecdotal".

      I don't think it is so easily entirely dismissed as a completely insignificant anecdote, since Portland, Oregon (according to people who had visited Occupy camps across the country) had probably the largest Occupy camp in the United States.

      New York had larger demonstrations, but in Oregon the camp (specifically)  was massive.

      So we were very representative of Occupy. And considering how white Oregon is (although that is changing, for example, with the recent influx of Latino farm-workers who have been very vocal at our events) I think my anecdotes have significance.

      I suppose the significance is that Blacks are not a monolithic bloc, and thus what Shanika states may not speak for all AA's. It doesn't mean she is wrong, only that she doesn't speak for everyone of color.

      Obviously, she doesn't speak for the African Americans I've talked with at Portland Occupy.

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 01:37:12 PM PDT

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